Put on those creative thinking caps, untangle those Christmas lights and get ready for the third annual City of Lights Holiday Decorating Contest presented by the City of Fort Pierce.

The City of Lights Decorating Contest is designed to encourage the community to decorate and beautify their homes, businesses and neighborhoods during the holiday season. Anyone within city limits is eligible to participate and will be placed on the City of Lights self-guided tour map for everyone to explore and enjoy. The City’s focus is to engage citizens to share in the holiday spirit – whether decorating themselves, nominating a friend or neighbor, or driving around to see the lights, it will be fun for the whole family.

Registration is open now until Wednesday, Dec. 12 online at www.LoveFortPierce.com. Simply fill out the application and choose from one of two categories: single family residence or business. Sponsored by Keep Fort Pierce Beautiful, each category winner will receive $250 and a yard sign to display in their yard.

The finalists will be selected by the City of Lights team, then the community will choose the top contestants in each category by voting online at www.LoveFortPierce.com between Thursday, Dec. 13 and Monday, Dec. 31. Voting will be incorporated into the City of Fort Pierce Facebook page to allow contestants to share their photo for more likes.

To add to the excitement, the City will be hosting festive Trolley Tours to view all of the City of Lights finalists. Trolley tours are free and will take place throughout the week of December 16. Days/times vary, visit www.LoveFortPierce.com for details. Reservations are required, please call (772) 465-4170 to reserve your spot. A free hot chocolate bar and holiday photo op will enhance the fun. Guests are asked to wear Ugly Christmas Sweaters and/or festive attire on the Trolley Tours.

Visit www.LoveFortPierce.com for additional information on trolley tours and other news related to the City of Lights Holiday Decorating Contest.

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