Light Up La Vergne - Holiday Lights Contest


The City of La Vergne would like to announce the 2018 "Light up La Vergne" Holiday Lights Contest. We are looking for homeowners who have the spirit of Christmas and a little bit of Clark Griswold in them to participate in our holiday lights contest.

The Light up La Vergne contest runs from December 1 through December 18. All participants should be willing to share their home address and family name. We also hope all participants will leave up their lights through the new year so folks can check out their holiday lights.

Participation is free. Applications will be accepted through Thanksgiving Day. We ask all participants have their homes decorated by Thursday, November 29th. City representatives will be driving house to house to take photos of each home signed up to participate in the competition. If a home is not decorated at that time, the application will be voided.

How to Vote

As a way to give back this holiday season, we are turning the voting portion of the competition into a charity drive.

For every dollar spent residents will be able to cast one vote. For example, a $10 stuffed animal will give a resident 10 votes to cast. Residents are asked to bring in receipts for items purchased to accurately allocate votes. Residents will also be able to split any and all votes they have. For example, someone with 10 votes could theoretically vote for 10 different houses.

Anyone who wants to vote is asked to bring an item on the list below that will be donated to the Fraternal Order of Police Priest Lodge #85 program "Christmas for Kids and Seniors." at the end of the competition. Only items on the list or items approved by our Public Relations Specialist will be accepted.

  • New toys, Stuffed Animals, Lego Sets, etc. (every toy item has a $20 limit)
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, hair combs and brushes)
  • Winter Hats, Gloves, Scarves and Socks
  • Non-perishable food items (canned goods, cereal bars, soup, pasta, tuna, beans, etc.)
  • All items must be new, not used

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 La Vergne 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 La Vergne 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 La Vergne 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 will be announced December 20th on the city’s website and the La Vergne City Hall facebook page. Winner’s addresses will also be made available on the City’s website and facebook page.