Celebration of Holiday Lights

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Interested in Participating?

Staunton area residents, organizations and businesses are welcome to take part in Staunton’s 2019 Celebration of Holiday Lights from the Monday before Thanksgiving, November 25 -January 1, 2020 .

If you would like to participate, you can download the application and general information here, or  watch the news media in the fall for locations where you can pick up a copy.

(The downloaded form is in Adobe PDF format.  Just print it, complete and sign it, and submit it as directed.)

Security Deposit: There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25 for all participants, individuals, groups or organizations / businesses.

Participants must sign an Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement to participate in the event.  Other rules are listed below:
Basic Information:

Sponsors/participants must set up, staff and handle their own displays(s), providing their own booths, tables, lights (City Code requirements and Park regulations apply), and supplies, etc.  The displays (traditional winter holiday scenes, Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, etc.)

Electricity and timers are provided by the City of Staunton. Participants must supply weather approved, outdoor extension cords.  Inflatables must be flat during the non-illumination hours. Participants must attend the mandatory safety meeting.  Gypsy Hill Park is closed to the public at 11:00 p.m.  No individual display security overnight or otherwise is specifically provided.  Sponsors/participants are solely responsible for the removal of display at the conclusion of the festival.  The Celebration of Holiday Lights Committee is not responsible for loss damages to displays.

Safety Information:

Requests for further details/information should be addressed to; Angel Cooper, 886-8660 angelcooper@hotmail.com or Thelma Newman, (540) 886-3040

Application & Information  –  Just download, print off, complete and submit.