Lights of Joy Across Mt. Juliet

About

The City of Mt. Juliet is encouraging residents and businesses to bring  "Lights of Joy Across Mt. Juliet" in a new, city-wide holiday lights contest this Christmas season. The city is hoping many homeowners and businesses participate this season to bring extra joy & Christmas spirit across our community that has been impacted by a tornado and COVID-19 precautions.

The "Lights of Joy Across Mt. Juliet" contest is open to any resident or business location in Mt. Juliet city limits. However, one award is reserved for a participant who does not live within the city limits, but who does live near the city limits and wants to participate. Applications are due on Friday, November 27th, and all homes must be fully decorated by that night. All participants should be willing to share their home or business address and family or business name. We also hope all participants will leave up their lights through the new year so other residents can check out their holiday lights.

City representatives will be driving house to house to take photos and/or videos of each home signed up to participate in the competition. If a home is not decorated at that time, the application will be voided. Participation is free.

Interactive Participant Map:

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Interactive Map


Holiday Lights Square

How to Apply

Click the link below to fill out the free application and enter your home in our competition!

Apply Online

The application period has closed. Thank you to all of our participants!

Judging

Homes and businesses submitted for the competition will be collectively judged by three anonymous city employees who do not live in the city limits and are not personally acquainted with any of the applicants.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, December 5th at 5:00 p.m. at the annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony that will take place at the Town Center Clock Tower near Mt. Juliet Road and E. Division St. If possible, we hope all applicants attend the tree lighting.

Photos and videos of applicants as well as addresses will be posted to the city website and Facebook pages.

Categories & Prizes

Three winners will be named based on the following categories:

  • Home Categories
    • Classic Christmas
    • The Griswold Award
    • Best Theme
    • City Limit's Neighbor Award (reserved for an address of a participant who does not live within the city limits, but who does live near the city limits and wants to participate)
  • Business Categories
    • Best Business
    • Best Business Runner-Up

Winners will also receive a gift card and yard sign for bragging rights.


Participants:
Holiday Lights Banner

Official Rules/Disclaimer:

Winner(s) assumes all liability for any injuries or damages caused or claimed to be caused by his or her participation in the contest and/or the acceptance and/or use of any prize, and release the City of Mt. Juliet from any such liability. The city is not responsible for:  the failure of any entry to be received by the city due to computer failures of any kind, traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, telecommunications, network, electronic, telephone, or mobile service outages, delays, busy signals, or any equipment malfunctions or other technical difficulties that may prevent the city from receiving any entry submission; entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed by computer transmissions, lost, late or damaged;  any injury or damage to the entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this contest;  or any human errors, any inaccurate transcription of entry information, errors in any promotional or marketing materials or errors in these Official Rules.

The City of Mt. Juliet in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process or the operation of the City’s website. Failure to comply with the Official Rules of the contest may result in an entrant’s disqualification and/or forfeiture of any prize or prizes.

The contest is open only to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry and reside in the Mt. Juliet city limits or have a business in the Mt. Juliet city limits and is void wherever prohibited or restricted by applicable federal or state laws and regulations. Any decorations that are vulgar or promote violence in any way will be disqualified. Winners will be announced on December 5th at the Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. Winner’s addresses will also be made available on the City’s website and social media pages.