For the residential division competition of the 2022 Light Up the Town competition, Fran and Mark Hudson of Winslow won first place with their display, “Rudolph and Friends.” Their display featured almost all of the characters from the claymation movie “Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer”. They won a 40-inch flat screen television. Submitted photo

The Children’s Discovery Museum and CTB Electronics plan to host a city-wide light celebration in the Waterville and Winslow area.

Businesses and individuals can decorate their properties with as many lights as possible. The registered parties will be part of a city-wide map for members of the community to drive or walk by each location to admire the decorations.

In the business division of the 2022 Light Up the Town competition, State Farm on Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville took first place with its display, “Holiday on the Hill,” set up by Alek Fortier. State Farm won a mini Christmas blow form trophy. Submitted photo

Once registered, the owner is responsible for decorating their property with as many lights and decorations as possible. The more lights the better, according to a news release from Chris Bernier with CTB Electronics.

Once all entries are gathered, organizers will compile a Light Up The Town map to distribute to the community. Light displays need to be ready by Saturday, Nov. 25, and kept on all season long.

Prizes will be given out, as it has been done since this event began in 2020.

Business and residential will be separate categories, to be independently judged. Both categories will be handed out a first, second and third place prize.


This event is for youths to brighten the holiday spirit. Cub Scout Pack 445 has been selected to be the judges of the competition.

Registration closes Monday, Nov. 20. Winners will be announced in December by email and through REM.

For more information and to register, visit


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