Holiday Lamppost Decorating

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Advanced sign-up is required

UPDATE: October 8, 2021

Due to a technical problem on October 1, we only received some lamppost requests and donations.

If you submitted a request and a donation on October 1 and you’re unsure we received it, please email us at [email protected].

There are plenty of lampposts available to decorate.  Please read the information below and click the red button at the bottom of the page to sign up.

Thank you for your continued support of BBS.

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 along with a $25 donation.  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:  [email protected]

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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Advanced 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 525+ lampposts and we will fill up fast.  We assign lamppost locations based on the sign-up date.

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

Instructions

Please read carefully and follow all steps.

1. Complete the lamppost decorating request form (click the red button below).

2. Once completed, you will be directed to a PayPal Donation page.  Complete that form to submit your donation.  There is a credit card payment option, you don’t need a PayPal account.

3.  If your donation is successfully transmitted, you will immediately receive an email receipt from “servic[email protected]” confirming your donationThis is the only confirmation you will receive and serves as your lamppost request confirmation.   The donation confirmation email will be sent to the email address you used to process the donation.

4. If you do not receive the donation email from PayPal, contact us immediately at [email protected]  We are not responsible for submissions not received.  Be sure to check your spam/junk folders.

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

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

7. 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, south side, in front of The Argyle Theatre).  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.  Important: Please list a second location request in case we can’t accommodate your first.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

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

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. This event occurs rain or shine.

Note: we will not accept any location 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 advanced cooperation and kindness.

IMPORTANT: you will only receive ONE email confirmation from “[email protected]” confirming your donation. It will be sent to the email address you use for your donation. This serves as your lamppost request confirmation from BBS as no other confirmation will be sent.