Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Let the competition begin: Leesburg looking for best lights display

Remember “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”? Get in that wacky holiday spirit with the city of Leesburg’s first-ever Christmas lights competition.

Any Leesburg homeowner can enter the contest. The entry deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 29, and judging will take place Dec. 3-14. A panel of judges will select first- and second-place contest winners based on creativity, originality, thematic elements, and design quality.

Winners will be announced Monday, Dec. 18, via the Leesburg Recreation Department’s Facebook page and the department’s website, First- and second-place prizes are hometown restaurant gift packs.

Homeowners have two ways to enter:

  1. Enter online at and complete the application.
  2. Enter in person at the Leesburg Recreation Department gymnasium, 1851 Griffin Road.

For more information, call 352.728.9885 or email