Holiday Lamppost Decorating

Sunday, December 1, 2019

As of October 13, 2019: we have received over 500 requests and are now taking requests for the wait-list.  We often get cancellations and no-shows so if you want to participate please sign-up below.

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Each year over 1,000 volunteers decorate the lampposts throughout Babylon Village.

The Babylon Beautification Society provides all of the decorations (tree roping, lights, red bows) and volunteers are required to provide their own ladder to decorate a lamppost.

Volunteers must sign-up in advance and will receive further instructions prior to the event.

Within a few hours Babylon Village is transformed into a holiday wonderland for all to enjoy.

Decorating will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
There is no cost to decorate a lamppost
All materials are provided, you just need to bring a ladder

Most volunteers decorate between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Note: it takes approximately 30 minutes to decorate one lamppost

Advance Sign-up is Required

Advance sign-up is required each year even if you signed-up and decorated a lamppost in a prior year.

Note: you must sign-up using the web form below.  There are over 500 lampposts and we will fill-up fast.  We assign lamppost locations based on sign-up date.

Not sure what’s involved?  Click here to find out.


1. Sign-up using the form below.  We will not accept any requests via email.

2. Each person/family will be allocated only one lamppost.  Requests for more than one lamppost will not be granted.

3. If you have extended family members or a group of friends who want their own lamppost they must sign-up separately.  Our automated system requires a different name and email address for each request.

4. If you wish to decorate a specific lamppost please note it on the form.  Include the exact location of the lamppost  – the street name, the side of street and where it’s located (i.e. Deer Park Avenue, west side, in front of Torta Fina).  Please include the nearest cross street or street address if known.  Please do not state “same as last year” as we don’t reference prior year lists.  Please also list a 2nd request in case we can’t accommodate your first.

5. If you wish to decorate next to other families/friends, please also note that in the form.

6. Recommended sections for those with small children:  Cooper Street, Mansfield Road, Trolley Line Road and around the Gazebo.  These areas have less automobile traffic.

7. Volunteers may only decorate lampposts on Sunday, December 1, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

8. We’d like to accommodate as many people as we can so we ask that you finish decorating by 1 p.m. if possible.

9. Volunteers are NOT permitted to add decorations to lampposts.  We are striving for a uniform, consistent appearance so please don’t add anything to the pole that isn’t provided to you by your captain.

10. All volunteers who sign-up will be contacted in early November.  You must confirm your participation and at that time you will be notified of your meeting time and location.  We ask that you reply to us as quickly as possible when contacted.  We are all volunteers and we are trying to accommodate as many requests as possible.  Your promptness helps facilitate this process.

11. IMPORTANT: After submitting your request you will receive an automated email confirming your online submission. If you don’t get the email confirmation your submission has not been received so either try again or contact us immediately via email.  We are not responsible for submissions not received.  Be sure to check your spam/junk folders and add our email address ( to your safe-sender list to ensure you receive all of our communications.

Note regarding requests: we will try to accommodate all requests but we can’t guarantee all will be granted.  Some volunteers will not get the location requested.  Location requests are assigned based on when we receive your submission, not based on where you decorated in prior years.  If you do not get a specific lamppost we ask that you remember this is about community and volunteerism, not the location of a lamppost. 

We greatly appreciate your advance cooperation.  Thank you for volunteering.

The Babylon Beautification Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1971. Our mission is to support projects and initiatives that contribute to the beauty and history of Babylon Village. We work closely with local government and community leaders, as well as hundreds of volunteers to complete our mission.  All donations received and funds raised go toward our mission.

Your membership contributions and donations help fund projects like these.  Annual membership is open to both individuals/families as well as  merchants/firms located both in and outside of Babylon Village.  To make a donation or become a member/renew your membership, click here.