November 19, 2020 (WILDWOOD, NJ) — The City of Wildwood Parks & Recreation and Wildwood Fire Department are sponsoring a Holiday Light Show and House Decorating Contest beginning December 10, 2020. Homes in Wildwood, North Wildwood, Wildwood Crest, and West Wildwood are eligible to participate. The community welcomes year-round residents and visitors to enjoy this new holiday event that is sure to become a tradition. Due to Covid restrictions, you and your family can stay in your car and view the Holiday House decorations. Then end your festive drive at Holly Beach Park, where you can walk around, take in the Holiday Light Show and vote for your favorite houses.

The Holiday Light Show will take place December 11, 12, 18, 19 every hour on the hour at 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm at Holly Beach Park located at 123 E. Andrews Avenue in Wildwood, NJ. The light show will last approximately ½ hour.

Anyone wishing to enter their home into the contest can register at or by calling (609)522-5837.


  1. By December 10th, check City of Wildwood website, Facebook or Twitter to get the list of houses.

  2. The list will be arranged so that you can drive around and visit every house on the list and your last stop will be The FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Show at Holly Beach Park to vote for your favorite Houses.

A voting drop box will be in the center of the park each night.

  1. Homes should be viewed from the street only. Do not enter the properties.

  2. There are four categories judged by a panel of judges for 1st place, runner up. You, the citizens will vote for the 1st place and runner up for the “People’s Choice” award.

  3. Most Original

  4. Most Traditional

  5. Best Front Porch

  6. Griswold Family Christmas

  7. For those who cannot participate in person, the City of Wildwood will provide an online voting option for the People’s Choice Award.

  8. Prizes will include gift certificates to various local restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations, etc. Judges will award one first place winner and one runner up for each category.

  9. Winners will be announced on Sunday, December 20, 2020, on the City of Wildwood website and social media. 12 overall prizes will be given out.

As always, for the safety of our community, please adhere to strict Covid-19 guidelines: stay six feet apart, wear a mask, wash your hands.

For more information, please email Rich Hans at or Sue Maxwell at with questions.

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