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Light Up Longwood, hosted by the City of Longwood, encourages both residents and business owners to adorn their homes and storefronts with festive decorations. Participants have the opportunity to be recognized for their outstanding efforts in illuminating Longwood during the holiday season, creating a delightful experience for families to revel in the magic of the season. Light Up Longwood is geared towards fostering a strong sense of community spirit.


Participation is open to all residents and business owners within the Longwood City limits. Best of all, there's no cost to participate (except for your January utility bill, of course). Submissions and Voting will begin on November 13 and conclude on December 15 at noon. To Enter and/or Vote, simply visit: Light Up Longwood Contest.


All photos submitted are subject to approval.


Participants should ensure that all lights, animations, and decorations are displayed and operational between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. A map will be made accessible to the public, highlighting all contest participants, and enabling families to enjoy a delightful tour around the City and witness the magic of the holiday lights.


Winners will receive:

  • A colorful lawn sign announcing your achievement.
  • Recognition on the City’s website, the weekly newsletter, and social media platforms.
  • A trophy: awarded to you at the Longwood City Commission Meeting on Monday, December 18, 2023.
  • Bragging rights for next year’s contest!


Voting is open to the public and should be based on the following criteria:

  • Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations.
  • Storyline or theme.
  • Display and placement of decorations, animated objects, etc.
  • Overall presentation.


If you have any questions about the program or need assistance with the application process, please feel free to contact Liane Cartagena, our Community and Media Relations Manager, at 407-260-3429 or via email at lcartagena@longwoodfl.org.


The City of Longwood will be lighting up the holiday season! We can't wait to see your incredible displays and celebrate with you.


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Thank you to ALL our sponsors of Celebrate the Season 2023!!!

***Holly Jolly Holiday***

City of Longwood

The Nation Law Firm

Wharton-Smith, Inc.

Duke Energy

Orlando Health - South Seminole Hospital


***Spirit of Saint Nick***

Watson Realty Corp. Longwood


***Rudolph***

Top Trucks of Central FL


***Snowflake***

One F1tness

Frey Insurance Agency Inc.

Seacoast Bank (2695 W. State Road 434)

Momentum Solar

Cottage Gift Shop

Renewal by Andersen of Central FL

AC's Heating & Air

Milestone Gems

Seminole County Democratic Party

The Home Farm

Grounding Roots

KinderCare Learning Centers

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