holiday door decoration


One of the joys of the holiday season is driving or walking through Lochmere neighborhoods to enjoy the festive lights and decorations on front lawns and doors, in windows and even on mailboxes.

Just as with Thanksgiving this year, this holiday season will be different from what we are normally used to. The restrictions in place will prohibit our annual Holiday flotilla along with caroling at the dock and the popular Quintet.

To keep the holiday spirit alive, Lochmere is hosting a Lochmere Decorating Contest. Gather your family and create a lighting display or decorate the outside of your house. This will be a People’s Choice contest. After looking at the houses, you will be able to vote for your favorites. These are the important facts:

(1) There will be 3 categories for you to choose from (you can participate in only 1 category):

  • Best lighting display
  • Best traditional display
  • Best doorway or mailbox display

(2) Register on Sign-Up Genius HERE no later than December 5. Don't forget that each residence will be allowed to enter in one (1) category only.

(3) All participating houses must be decorated by December 13.

(4) Judging will start on December 14 and end on December 20. Participating houses must leave their lights on from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM on those dates.

(5) A list of participating houses along with their addresses and category entered will be posted on

(6) After enjoying the festive displays, you will be able to electronically vote for your choices.

  • Best lighting display
  • Best traditional display
  • Best doorway or mailbox display
  • Best all-around display

Voting opens at 6:00 PM on December 14 and closes at 12 Midnight on December 20.

(8) Votes will be tabulated and 1st place and Honorable Mention prizes will be awarded to the two homes in each category which receive the most votes.

holiday light house decorations

Don’t delay – show your friends and neighbors how festive and creative you can be.

All questions should be directed to Gail Lewis, Lochmere’s Program Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.