Medina welcomes residents to decorate homes to create ‘Village of Lights’

Photos by Tom Rivers: This house on Park Avenue is decorated for the holiday season.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 November 2021 at 9:32 am

MEDINA – Village residents are encouraged to keep Medina lighted up for the holidays.

Medina had another successful Parade of Lights on Saturday night. But the lighted displays don’t need to stop with the parade.

Residents are encouraged to enter a “Village of Lights” competition that includes prize money.

Entries must be received by Nov. 30, and decorations must up by Dec. 6. The competition is open to residents and properties within the village.

There is no cost to enter, and entry forms can be found at The English Rose Tea Shop and at

Completed entry forms must be returned by Nov. 30 to Pat Payne, 3952 Fruit Ave., Medina, NY 14103. When she receives an entry, she will mail an entry number card.

Only decorations on the front face and front lawn of a house will be judged. Judges will view and judge from the curb. No one will enter the property. Lights and animated displays must be turned on during the judging periods, and entry number cards must be prominently displayed and visible from the street. Participants agree to have a photo of their decorated homes posted on the Parade of Lights Face Book page and website ( Businesses may decorate any and all parts of their facade.

Judging categories and prize amounts:

  • Christmas Spirit – Traditional ($50)
  • Christmas Spirit – Innovative ($50)
  • Most Whimsical ($50)
  • Best Use of Lights ($50)
  • Probably Visible from Space ($50)
  • Best Business – Christmas Spirit ($50)
  • Best Business – Community Spirit ($50)
  • Block Party – (4 or more adjacent and/or across-the-street entries entered as a group) ($50)
  • Grand Champion ($200).

Judging will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 10, 11 and 12. Winners will be announced and notified on Dec. 14.

This house on Park Avenue in Medina features many decorations and lights.