Editor's Note: New this year Battle of the Bulbs wants you to nominate Best in Business and Best in Residents, click here. Deadline is Wednesday, December 16th.

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - For the fourth year, you are invited to nominate a home and business that you believe has the best display of holiday decorations in Berkeley Heights. Click here to nominate. Deadline is Wednesday, December 16th.

As you drive through the neighborhoods of Berkeley Heights you'll notice the twinkling lights of every color that brighten the darkness and signals the joy of the holiday season to come. 

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In some homes, classic white candles glow in each separate window like tiny beacons of warmth. Across town, sparkling scenes challenge the power grid as Santa and his reindeer dance across roofs and angels, stars and gingerbread people take up residence on the lawn. And the blow-ups are standing bigger than ever. 

This year, downtown shines brighter with new market lights that line the sidewalks between the light posts thanks to the Berkeley Heights Downtown Beautification Committee and Winter Walk Committee and a generous donation by JCP&L. You will also notice that more businesses have joined the "Bright Nights" theme to decorate their storefronts with white lights, big red ribbons and holiday greens that helps to transform the downtown business district into a festive holiday scene.

The Battle of the Bulbs contest is sponsored by the following Berkeley Heights Business and Civic Community members: Smith Chiropractic, Taylor Rental Center, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, Liss Printing, Cruise Planner - Nish Verma, The Liberty Group, GRA Architecture, Anything Floral, Fit Forever, Delicious Heights, JAG One Physical Therapy, and Investors Bank. 

The Battle of the Bulbs competition is open to all residents of Berkeley Heights, with deadline for nominations for best display due by 12 noon on Dec. 16, 2020. Homeowners may nominate themselves. Nominations will be collected online by clicking on the ad on TAPinto Berkeley Heights, or by dropping off your vote in the ballot box located at Taylor Rental Center, Anything Floral or Smith Chiropractic.

The top five homes nominated will then be judged by a select panel of judges, with the winner of residents to receive $150 gift certificate to Delicious Heights and a special plaque to be mounted on their front yard. Second prize is $100 gift certificate to Goodman's Deli and third place is a $50 gift certificate to Grain and Cane. The Best in Business will receive a sign to be mounted in their storefront as well as bragging rights as Battle of the Bulbs Best in Business winner!

Again, the deadline for nominations is Dec. 16, 2020. 

Be creative! Homes will be judged on the WOW! Factor, originality, creative use and number of lights, use of space, and holiday theme.

CONTEST RULES:

  • Open to all residents of Berkeley Heights.
  • There is no fee to enter.
  • Decorations must be visible from the street.
  • Contest is for exterior decorations only.
  • Last day to submit nominations is Wednesday 12 noon, Dec. 16, 2020.
  • Residents may nominate themselves.
  • The five residents with the most nominations will be judged on Dec.19-20 by a select panel of local judges. Decorations must be available and lit up on Dec.19- 20 from 6 pm – 10 pm in order for homes to be judged.
  • Three prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Resident Winners and Best in Business and announced on TAPinto Berkeley Heights with pictures posted on Facebook. The top five winners will receive a certificate of participation.

SHOP, DINE AND SUPPORT LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON AND ALL YEAR LONG!