Shown is the winning property during 2020’s decorating contest, the Miller home at 230 56th Street. (Photo courtesy of Sea Isle City)

Sea Isle City’s Division of Recreation will begin accepting entries for the 2021 Holiday Lighting Contest on Nov. 29.

Local residences, businesses and other private properties are invited to enter the annual competition – and spread some holiday cheer by doing so.

To enter the Holiday Lighting Contest, call the Recreation Office at 609-263-0050 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or visit Entries must be received by 12 noon on Dec. 8.

The contest will be judged by volunteers from the Sea Isle City Garden Club. They will choose first, second and third place winners based on creativity, aesthetic effect and endeavor.

The first and second place winners will receive cash prizes courtesy of First Bank of Sea Isle City. Third place will receive a floral arrangement courtesy of Rocky & Fred’s Creative Design Florist.

Judging will take place on Thursday, Dec. 9, between 5:30 and 9 p.m. Properties that are entered in the contest must have the numerical address of their building clearly visible so judges can easily identify each property.

“This contest really gets people into the spirit of the season,” Recreation Program Coordinator Nicole Holt said. “We are very grateful to our friends in the Garden Club for judging this event. They have been helping make this contest a success for more than twenty years, and they do a great job. We are also very grateful to First Bank and Rocky & Fred’s for generously supplying the prizes.”

For more information about holiday events taking place in Sea Isle City, click the “Calendar” link on the homepage of