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Wed, Nov 01



Winter Wonderland Lamp Post Decorating Bonanza!

Help us light up Middletown's Downtown District by adopting a lamp post this season! Businesses and residents are encouraged to bring all your holiday huzzahs to this competition. Our goal? No lamp post left behind. Let's do this, Middletown! Get festive, get creative, and show some small-town love.

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Winter Wonderland Lamp Post Decorating Bonanza!
Winter Wonderland Lamp Post Decorating Bonanza!

Time & Location

Nov 01, 2023, 12:00 AM – Nov 25, 2023, 12:00 AM

Middletown, 1 E Main St, Middletown, DE 19709, USA


About the event


Welcome to this year’s Middletown Main Street Seasonal Lamp Post Decorating Contest! 

Poles can be decorated starting Nov. 7 and must be complete by Nov. 25. Voting begins Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25 (By the way, come downtown and Shop Small!).

The contest it open to local businesses and families. Lamp posts are available along East and West Main Street. Lamp posts will be voted on by the community via a Facebook poll (details to come.)

The rules are simple:

·  Select your lamp post based on the photo here. Know your preferred number, as you'll need it for the registration phrase. NOTE: If the pole you choose is directly in front of one of our downtown businesses, we give the business first dibs.

·  Decorations may reach up to 8 feet high and extend no more than 24 inches out from the base of the pole

·  MMS reserves the right to remove your display if it is not taken care of or falls apart

·  Lamp post must be put up between Nov. 7 and Nov. 24 and removed between Dec. 27th and January 3, 2023.

·  Each entrant is responsible for purchasing and maintaining decorations

·  Voting will take place via a poll on our Facebook page

·  Middletown Main Street reserves the right to reassign lamp post and deny inappropriate submissions

·  MMS is not responsible for any injuries that may occur while decorating the lamppost

Now get to work, and merry magic-making!


  • Electric Pole

    Select this ticket if you require electricity for your pole; if we can not complete this request, we will refund you the $5 uncharge

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  • Nonelectric Pole

    This ticket is for those who don't require electric for their design

  • Nonprofit Business Ticket

    This ticket is for our decorators representing nonprofits.




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