Lamppost Decorating

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Post your lamppost decorating photos to our Facebook page and Instagram account.

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Decorating will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

Note: it takes approximately 30 minutes to decorate one lamppost

We request that volunteers finish decorating by 1:00 p.m. if possible

The Babylon Beautification Society would like to thank you.

As you may know, there are over 500 lampposts throughout the village that are decorated by volunteers just like you. The entire project requires a massive effort with well over 1,000 volunteers, including 27 captains who have been busy over the past few weeks assigning poles and preparing materials. Thanks to your help, the village will be transformed into a holiday wonderland in just a few short hours!

Thank you for helping make our village a beautiful place to live, work and visit.

Important Information

  1. Advanced sign-up is required.

  2. You may only decorate the lamppost that has been assigned to you by your section captain.

  3. Your captain will assign your lamppost and inform you of the exact location.  The pole will be clearly tagged with a number, specific to each volunteer.

  4.  Please remove the numbered tag from the pole before decorating it.

  5. If you are no longer able to participate, please contact your captain and us at as soon as possible so we can accommodate another volunteer.

  6. All materials are provided by the Babylon Beautification Society.

  7. Please do not add additional decorations to the lamppost, use only what’s been provided.

Lamppost Bulb or holiday lights not working?


  1. Bring your Buddies. It’s much easier to decorate with more than one person, so bring your friends and family to help.

  2. Safety First!  Please be very aware of your surroundings.  Most lampposts are located on busy streets.  Be sure to stay out of the street at all times.

  3. Watch the Kids.  Keep a very watchful eye on young children.  If you have small kids we recommend having a dedicated person there to watch them while you and another person decorate.

  4. Dress Festively.  Dig out your Santa hat and holiday sweater.

  5. Take and share photos.  Post your pics to our Facebook and Instagram accounts.  @BabylonBBS


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What to Bring

  1. A Ladder. While a tall step stool may work, we recommend bringing a 6 ft. ladder.

  2. A marker or pen to sign your name to the plastic lamppost tag provided by the captain.

Materials Included in Bag

  1. Garland (roping)

  2. One set – white lights

  3. Large plastic zip-tie (for bottom of pole)

  4. Smaller plastic zip-tie (for top of pole and bow)

  5. Red Bow

  6. Holiday Card

  7. Plastic Card Holder

  8. Instruction Sheet

On-site Instructions

  1. Identify your assigned location.

  2. The name and number on your bag of materials will correspond with the name and number on the tag hanging on your lamppost.

  3. Remove the ribbon and tag with your name and pole number from the pole before decorating.

  4. Two people should hold the roping or place it on the ground so that the branches hang down. Holding the plug end of the lights at the top of the roping, loosely wrap the light string around the roping.  You will likely have to double back to use the whole string of lights.

  5. Identify the smaller plastic zip tie and thread it through the back of the red bow.

  6. Making sure that the bow faces the street and that you can plug in your lights at the top of the post, attach the roping to the top of the lamppost using the bow/small zip tie as the anchor.  Plugin your lights.  Note: lampposts are set to a timer and will not light until it gets dark.

  7. Wrap the roping around the post and secure it to the bottom of the post with the large plastic zip-tie.

  8. Sign your family/group name, along with any holiday wishes to the holiday card.

  9. Make sure that the plastic cardholder faces the sidewalk for all to view.

  10.  Post your lamppost decorating photos to our Facebook page and Instagram accounts.



Please contact your section captain if any of the items listed here are missing.

Have fun and stay safe!

Best wishes to you and your family for a

very happy and healthy holiday season.

The Babylon Beautification Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1971. Our mission is to support projects and initiatives that contribute to the beauty of Babylon Village. We work closely with local government, community leaders, and hundreds of volunteers to complete our mission.  We are 100% run by volunteers, and each year, we raise money to fund the many projects and initiatives, like this one, which support our mission.