What is Lewes Lights?

OPENING CEREMONY Dec 3 @ Manilla Ave

Each December, hundreds of Lewes, Delaware homeowners & businesses decorate their properties exteriors for the holiday season.


Beginning December 1, visitors are provided a driving tour map of decorated properties within Lewes and the option to vote for their favorite homes within several award categories including the most coveted award, "The Clark Griswold of Lewes 2021."  

Follow: @LewesLights Facebook page for event updates. 


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Why are awards only being offered to homes east of Route 1?

Due to the large size within the 19958 zip code and our efforts to bring people into the City of Lewes to support local merchants, we are only offering awards to homes east of Route 1. We hope all households in the greater Lewes area will turn on their lights a little brighter this year.

How do I know if I live in the city limits?

You are a resident of the City of Lewes if the following items apply to you: - You pay city of lewes real estate taxes in addition to Sussex County taxes - Your trash and recycling bins are labeled "City of Lewes"

Who can attend the Lewes Lights Tours?

Anyone and everyone from anywhere can download the tour map and enjoy the self guided Illuminated Lewes tour throughout the month of December. The only limitation to participation is for homeowners. Featured homes must be within the 19958 zip code.

Who is organizing "Lewes Lights?" How do I contact the organizer?

The Lewes Lights event is being co-chaired by Lewes, DE residents Christian Mullins & Debra Evalds. To contact the organizers, please email: leweslights@gmail.com

Does participation cost money?

Lewes Lights is a completely free event for all. Whether you are registering your home to be part of the tour or you are simply enjoying the light tour as a spectator, there are no participation costs with the event.

Where do I go to get the self guided tour map?

Homeowners have until November 15th to register. Once registration closes, the event organizers will create an official Lewes Lights tour map and will share with the public. The map will be published on this website as well as the @LewesLights Facebook and Instagram pages.

Do I need to compete to participate?

Absolutley not. All homeowners that register to participate in Lewes Lights have the option to compete for awards or opt-out of awards and simply be a featured home on the map. Register today!