Holiday Lamppost Decorating

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Advanced sign-up is required.  Opens October 1, 2021

It’s that time of year again!

We are excited to again accept volunteers for our annual Holiday Lamppost Decorating.

Each year over 1,000 volunteers decorate the lampposts throughout Babylon Village and within a few hours, the village is transformed into a holiday wonderland.

Advanced sign-up is required.  The Babylon Beautification Society provides all of the decorations (tree roping, lights, red bows) and volunteers are required to provide their own ladder and their holiday spirit.

Please contact us by email if you have any questions or concerns:

Decorating will take place on Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You must pick-up your materials from 10:30 am to 11:00 am and decorate your lamppost before 3:00 pm.
All materials are provided, you just need to bring a ladder

Note: it takes approximately 30 minutes to decorate one lamppost

This event occurs as planned, rain or shine

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Advance Sign-up is Required – opens October 1, 2021

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 530 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.


Please read carefully and follow all steps.

1. After submitting your sign-up request (below) you will immediately receive an automated email confirming your request.  If you don’t get the email then your submission was not received.  Please contact us immediately via email for assistance.  We are not responsible for submissions not received.  Be sure to check your spam/junk folders.  Email us immediately if you don’t get the confirmation:

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

3. If you have extended/other 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 in a specific area please note it.  Include the exact location  – the street name, the side of the street, and where it’s located (i.e. Main Street, north side, in front of Argyle Falls).  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 second request in case we can’t accommodate your first.

5. If you wish to decorate with other families/friends we strongly recommend that you all sign-up at the exact same time and request the same location, noting that you want to be together.

6. We assign lampposts based on the date submissions are received and the location requested, not by others you wish to be near or where you decorated in the past.  We do not cross-reference location requests with requests to decorate with others.

7. IMPORTANT: we try to accommodate all requests but we can’t guarantee all will be granted.  Some volunteers will not get the location requested, it is logistically impossible.

8. If you are not happy with your assigned location or didn’t get assigned with other friends and family, do not contact us asking to be moved.  We will not be able to accommodate your request.

9. Sometime after November 1 you will be contacted via email to confirm your participation.  You must respond or you won’t be assigned a lamppost.  You will also be notified of your meeting time and location and the section you’re assigned.  You will not be notified of the exact lamppost until you pick-up your materials from your captain.

10. Volunteers may only decorate lampposts on Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.  We’d like to accommodate as many people as we can so we ask that you finish decorating by 1 p.m.  Please do not ask to pick-up your materials earlier than 10:30 am.

11. 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 lamppost that isn’t provided to you by your captain.  If anything is added it will be removed.

12. This event occurs rain or shine.

Note: we will not accept any requests via email.

We recognize the importance of family traditions and do our best to accommodate all requests but we can’t always grant them.  Please remember this event is about community and volunteerism, not the location of a lamppost.

We greatly appreciate your advance cooperation and kindness.

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