Belmar has been through a tough time since Hurricane Sandy swept through. Although many residents are still cleaning up and putting their homes and lives back together, the holidays are fast approaching. One simple thing that we can all do to literally brighten our outlook and our town is to enjoy the colorful lights of Christmas and Hanukkah (also called the Festival of Lights). Therefore, the Boro of Belmar, with the help of the Belmar Arts Council, is announcing a town-wide contest for the best home light displays. Instead of trying to pick first, second, and third prize winners, we are going to award prizes to the top 20 decorated homes and the top 5 businesses in town. There is no need to register for this contest; just have your display completed and lit up by December 14th to qualify.
Members of the Belmar Arts Council will send a team of judges throughout the town to find the most creative, cheery, uplifting light displays. These volunteer judges will be going through every street in Belmar on the nights of December 14, 15, and 16. Each of the winners will receive a Belmar Beach Badge and Hurricane Hero t-shirt. And remember, the best displays don’t always have the most lights.