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Plan your tour of the lighting contest displays

Anyone can organize their own fun holiday tour of the outdoor home light displays in the 2022 Twenty Four Seven Realty-Scripps Ranch News “Home for the Holidays” Lighting Contest by using the Google map linked below.

Plan your tour of the lighting contest displays

A bright and festive assortment of home holiday lighting displays are sparkling brightly in Scripps Ranch again this season. An abundance of local residents whose homes are decorated with outside light displays have been entered in the 2022 Twenty Four Seven Realty-Scripps Ranch News “Home for the Holidays” Lighting Contest.

Boost your holiday spirit by planning a family night-time driving tour to see these festive outdoor lights. Use the map below to organize your viewing route. 

Visit scrippsranchnews.com/lighting-contest to view an updated map of the entrants.

Organize your own driving tour of these displays. Select a night, invite family members and friends, and take them on a fun tour of these wonderfully decorated Scripps Ranch homes with outdoor light displays. 

Anyone who decorated the outside of their home in Scripps Ranch with a holiday lights display was eligible to enter the contest. Judges from Twenty Four Seven Realty will select the winners. The winners will be announced the morning of New Year’s Day on ScrippsRanchNews.com. Photos and a story about the winning displays will be published in the upcoming January edition of Scripps Ranch News.

Prizes are provided by Twenty Four Seven Realty. These are the contest categories for prizes:

Norman Rockwell Award – An elegant display that accentuates and coordinates with the beauty and elegance of the home.

The Clark Griswold Award – The most over the top lights.

The Nostalgia Award – “Reminds me of my childhood.” Best classic holiday lights.

Grandma Got Run Over Award – Funniest or best use of inflatables.

“It Takes a Village!” – The best decorated group of homes.

This contest has a rich history. It was started in 2020 when the nation was under several restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Scripps Ranch residents were becoming a bit stir-crazy, so they began decorating their homes with outdoor lights early that season as a fun and festive distraction. So, many residents jumped at the opportunity to enter this fun contest once it was announced. The result was a popular event in which people could show off their creative light displays, and anyone could view the many displays on a self-organized tour from the safety of their vehicles. Today, the Twenty Four Seven Realty-Scripps Ranch News “Home for the Holidays” Lighting Contest has become a celebrated holiday tradition in this community.

Thanks go out to the many residents who decorated their homes with outdoor lights this holiday season and entered this year’s contest. A special thanks goes to Twenty Four Seven Realty for again sponsoring this fun and popular Scripps Ranch event.