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Holiday Greetings

Light Up
Rutland County

Light up Rutland County
with holiday lights and family and friends light peeping!

Welcome to the Third Annual Light Up Rutland County holiday lights contest and fundraiser!

Join us in helping to raise holiday and community spirit! Get ready to Light Up Rutland County with your lights, your hearts, and your love for the Rutland region. Everyone in Rutland County is invited to participate; decorators, light-peepers, voters, local sponsors and partners! Everyone plays a role in making this bright and fun event a huge success.

For the Decorating Fanatics:

Are you super proud of your Griswold-worthy light shows? Do you love to make your Vermont home glow beautifully in the lightly falling snow? Are you a business owner or an organization that loves changing up your decorations every season? Does your school rock at decorating together for the holidays? Enter our contest and fellow residents of Rutland County feel the warmth of the holiday season!

For the Light Peepers:

Are you more of a "Light Peeper" than a decorator? Do you love taking late evening drives to see all the creative and glowing light shows around town? Gather your people, download our map, and go light peeping! Be sure to keep track of your favorites and come back to our website to vote for your favorite light displays! Vote, vote, vote!! One vote per person and every voter is automatically entered to win prizes from our voter drawing at the end of the competition, so vote and win!

All proceeds from this event will go to further our work to empower connections and grow happiness. To learn more about the work we are doing, click here:


How Light Up Rutland works:


All holiday light decorators extraordinaire are invited to register and submit their locations

to be added to our Light Up Rutland 2022 Lights Map.

2022 Categories to Enter:


Household Decorators

  • Any household in Rutland County

  • $20 Registration Fee

  • Compete to win awesome 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes!

  • The 1st place winner will receive a trophy!

Business/Organization Decorators

  • Any business or organization in Rutland County

  • $30 Registration Fee

  • Compete to win the 2022 "BEST DECORATED BIZ/ORG" trophy and bragging rights!

*NEW CATEGORY* School Decorators

  • Free Registration - but make sure to register!

  • Work together in your school community to compete and win the illustrious

      prize of "BEST DECORATED SCHOOL" and trophy!

  • Take photos and videos of your school decorations, post them to your social media,

      and email us a link or tag @lightuprutland and we'll be sure your work is promoted​

      where voters can enjoy them.

Spread the word!

Go big or go small, just make sure you register so we can add you to our map for

everyone's spirits to be lit up by the beauty! Registration ends Midnight, November 27th.


Starting December 1st through December 31st, go light peeping!

1. Download the Light Up Rutland County 2022 Lights Map from our website.

2. Keep track of all of your favorite Household Decorators, Businesses/Organizations, and

Schools so you can vote later! Decorators can't win if you don't vote!

*Be sure to watch our website and our Facebook and Instagram pages for School displays!

Everyone gets to play a role in making this event a fun success!



Come back to this webpage after your nights out exploring and vote for your favorite

registered lights displays to help your neighbors win a prize for lighting up your holiday!

1. Vote for all your favorite Households!

2. Pick your favorite Business/Organization Decorator!

3. Pick your favorite School Decorators! 

Voting closes midnight December 31st!

*Voters can win too!!

*Voters are automatically entered into a drawing for prizes donated by area businesses


Household Decorators

1st Place:

4 Ski Lift Tickets to Killington!

(This is a $700 value!)


2nd Place:

2 Paramount Theatre show vouchers valid for balcony seating (some restrictions apply – specific details on event pages on our website.). Estimated value approx. $100!




3rd Place:

One Month Household Membership to The MINT!


Business/Organization & School Decorators

Winners will receive a trophy and bragging rights!

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Map Available December 1st

Voting Available December 4th-31st

Voters Win Too!

All voters will be automatically entered to win prizes donated by local businesses and organizations throughout Rutland County. Check back here soon to see who our awesome donors are and click on their logos below to learn more!

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All winners will be announced by January 9th via this website and all our social media

including our Facebook and Instagram pages @lightuprutland and @socialtinkering.



Celebrate the incredible community and holiday spirit of the Rutland Region! We are stronger together! Through Light Up Rutland, those of us at Social Tinkering hope you enjoy the lights and also take a moment to reflect on how we can continue to shed light on the dark places for each other, supporting each other, as a community. This holiday season, we wish you all the best and hope you get time to rest, renew, and enjoy your winter days as you look towards the New Year. Thank you for connecting with each other Rutland County, and thank you for connecting with Social Tinkering! We believe in Rutland!

*For future news and event information, please join our email list HERE! Follow our Blog!

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Here at Social Tinkering: A Human Connection Project, we chose our byline very carefully - because feeling supported and cared for is really all about the meaningful human connections we make with each other, that make all the difference in our lives. We could not have put this event together without the support and caring of our wonderful partners and sponsors. A HUGE shout out to all the folks who stepped in to help us make this event a huge success!

To our wonderful partners and sponsors: 



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