Residents who decorate

Residents who decorate their homes with holiday lights can submit photos for judging.

Deck the halls, homes and neighborhoods with holiday lights, take a photo, then enter it in Buckeye’s Hometown Holiday Light Contest. Judging runs Dec. 4 to Dec. 12. Choose from one of four categories:

• Griswold Award: Over-the-top decorations with lots of lights.

• Jingle Bell Rock Award: Musical lights displays.

• Decorating Award: No inflatable items.

• Neighborhood Spirit: HOA, street or cul-de-sac; minimum five homes.

Entries must be submitted online through Buckeye’s interactive map at The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1; winners announced on Tuesday, Dec. 14. For information, visit All entries will receive yard signs. Winners receive a commemorative prize.

Residents can check out the participating holiday houses on the city’s website or via the Special Events Facebook page,