Light Up Jessamine County

The Christmas season is upon us and what better way to fill our community with hope and joy than to light up our homes and businesses with spectacular Christmas lights. Join us as we light the community and give each other a road map to places of wonderment and delight. See the lights through the eyes of a child and let this be an opportunity to forget about your worries and enjoy time together.

There are 4 different ways to be involved in Light Up Jessamine County. Each category has an outline of parameters and there is a consent form that must be signed allowing us to photograph your home/business and list them on the map of places to see. Applications are due by December 16th but the sooner you decorate and get your application in, the sooner the community can enjoy your hard work. Here are the categories for the challenge:

  • White Christmas – for residential with clear lights only.  Wreaths, bows, ribbons, flood lights, etc are accepted in this category.  (No multi-colored lights, projector lights or inflatables)
  • Griswald Christmas – for residential with colored lights, inflatables, musical displays, etc fit into this category.
  • Santa’s Window Display – for business owners that only have a window to decorate.
  • Holly Jolly Organization Display – for businesses, churches, banks, schools, library, etc that have property frontage to decorate.
  • Facebook Fan Favorite – on the St Nich Fest FB page there will be a competition that is tallied by FB.  Fans can vote for their favorite display.

Judging will take place December 17th & 18th and the winners will be announced during a Facebook Live presentation on December 19th. Prizes will be awarded to 1st place and Runner Up for the top 4 categories and for the winner of the FB Fan Favorite. Completed application and consent form can be dropped off to the Chamber Office, 116 S Main St or emailed to If you have any questions, please call 859-887-4351.