Auburn, Register For Holiday Lights Contest By Dec. 6

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The Town of Auburn wants residents to take part in the holiday lights contest.
The Town of Auburn wants residents to take part in the holiday lights contest. Photo Credit: Rick Sobey

AUBURN, Mass. – The Town of Auburn wants residents and business owners to register their houses and businesses for the upcoming holiday lights event and contest.

Interested participants need to register for the free contest by Dec. 6 to be included on the driving map for judging, which will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Prizes will be awarded for winners in the resident and business categories.

“It’s our fourth year having this fun event, and people always enjoy it,” said Kristen Pappas, Auburn’s director of recreation and culture. “We hope we’ll get a big turnout from both residents and businesses. We’re really looking forward to it.”

There will be free hot cocoa, coffee and homemade baked goods at the Dec. 13 fun-filled holiday event. In addition, the event will include music and crafts for children. The event location will be announced soon.

The event and contest are sponsored by the Auburn’s Department of Recreation and Culture. For more information or to register, call 508-832-7736 or email

Holiday Tree Lighting On Nov. 30: The Town of Auburn will be having its first-ever holiday tree lighting ceremony Friday at Drury Square. The ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. next to Fire Station Headquarters.

“This is the first time we’re having a tree lighting, and we’re very excited,” Pappas said. “That’s what you get when you have a great town manager like Julie Jacobson. We’re very lucky to have her.”

The ceremony will include a sing-a-long and caroling led by Zachary Cooper, an Auburn elementary music teacher, as well as a visit from Santa and free refreshments made by the students from Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School. Pappas said the Bryn Mawr and Mary D. Stone elementary school choirs will be singing Christmas carols.

The Town of Auburn wishes residents and visitors a happy, healthy holiday season. 

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