Mahwah Recreation Hosts 1st Annual Holiday Lighting Contest

MAHWAH, NJ — How early is too early to put up your holiday decorations? The jury is still out, but, if you’d like to participate in Mahwah’s first annual holiday lighting contest, it may be time to consider getting them together.

The Mahwah Recreation Committee is sponosring a new, annual, holiday lighting contest starting this year.

“With the uncertainty of today’s times, we wanted to launch a new event that would embrace the creativity and spirit of all Township residents throughout Mahwah while still adhering to the health guidelines during this pandemic,” the committee said, in a statement.

The contest will have three winners from each of the six sections of town, the committee said, meaning 18 total winners will be selected. Town sections, according to the news release, will be determined based on the town’s recycling sections.

Judging will take place the week of Dec. 13, but the deadline for registration is Dec. 6. Winners will be announced Dec. 19.

Prizes will be in the form of gift certificates to area restauarants. The winner gets $100, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

From the committee, here’s how you can register and find your section:

“Visit; go to Recreation, then click on Holiday Lighting Contest and fill out the form. Find your recycling section: Visit; click on Garbage and Recycling, then click on Find Your Recycling Section to look up your street.”

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