What is Lewes Lights?

BEGINS DEC 3, 2021

In an effort to close out a year of darkness with bright light and holiday joy, co-chairs, Christian Mullins & Debra Evalds, founded "Lewes Lights" in 2020. Each year, over 200 Lewes, Delaware homeowners & businesses decorate their home exteriors for the holiday season. Every December, visitors are provided a driving tour map of decorated homes within Lewes and the option to vote for their favorite homes within 7 award categories including, "The Clark Griswold of Lewes."  

Follow: @LewesLights Facebook page for event updates. 


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Why are awards only being offered to City of Lewes homes?

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 within the city limits. However, in the spirit of the holiday and the organizers personal goal of making spirits bright, we hope the joy will spread outside the city limits. 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 Illuminate Lewes tour throughout the month of December. The only limitation to participation is for homeowners. Featured homes must be within the City of Lewes city limits.

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

The Lewes Lights event is being organized 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 27th 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. To receive an emailed copy of the tour map, please register for the event as a "spectator" on the registration page.

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!