Holiday Lamppost Decorating

Sunday, December 1, 2024

Advanced Sign-up is Required

Opens September 27, 2024

It’s that time of year again!

We are excited to accept volunteers again for our annual Holiday Lamppost Decorating.

Over 1,000 volunteers decorate the lampposts throughout Babylon Village, and within a few hours, the village is transformed into a holiday wonderland.

Advanced sign-up is required, along with a $35 donation.  The Babylon Beautification Society provides all the decorations (tree roping, lights, red bows), and volunteers bring their ladders and holiday spirit.

Please contact us by email if you have any questions or concerns:

Decorating will occur on Sunday, December 1 2024, from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

You must pick up your materials from 10:30 am to 11:00 am and decorate your lamppost before 3:00 pm.
All materials are provided; you need to bring a ladder.

Note: it takes approximately 30 minutes to decorate one lamppost.

This event occurs as planned, rain or shine.

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Advanced sign-up is required.

Advance sign-up is required yearly, even if you signed up and decorated a lamppost in a prior year.

Note: you must sign-up using the web form below.  There are over 525+ lampposts, and we will fill up quickly.

Not sure what’s involved?  Click here to find out.


Please read carefully and follow all steps.  Please use the same email address on all forms and correspondence with us.

1. Do not sign up if you are unwilling to be assigned any pole, regardless of location.

2. Complete the lamppost decorating request form (click the red button below).

3. Once that form is completed, you will be directed to a PayPal Donation page.  You must complete that form and submit your donation for us to receive your submission.  There is a credit card payment option; you don’t need a PayPal account.

4.  If your donation is successfully transmitted, you will immediately receive an email receipt from “” confirming your donation.  You will also receive an email from BBS noting the request.  Please use the same email address on your request and donation forms.

5. IMPORTANT: if you do not receive an email from PayPal or BBS, please check your spam/junk folders first.  Then contact us at  We are not responsible for submissions not received.

6. If you have extended/other family members or a group of friends who want a lamppost, they must sign up separately.  Our system requires a different name and email address for each request.

7. If you wish to decorate in a specific area, please note it.  Include the exact location  – the street name, the side of the street, and where it’s located (i.e., Deer Park Avenue, west side, in front of Torta Fina).  Please include the nearest cross street or street address if known.  Please do not state “same as last year,” as we don’t reference prior year lists. Necessary: please list a second location request if we can’t accommodate your first.

8. If you wish to decorate with other families/friends, we strongly recommend that you all sign up simultaneously and request the exact location, noting that you want to be together.

9. We assign lampposts based on the date submissions are received and the location requested, not by others you wish to be near or where you decorated in the past.  We do not cross-reference location requests with requests to decorate with others.

10. IMPORTANT: we try to accommodate all requests, but we can’t guarantee all will be granted.  Some individuals will not get the location requested; it is logistically impossible. Please don’t sign up if you are unwilling to decorate in any location.

11. NOTE: the following areas of the village are extremely popular.  These areas are usually full by the morning we begin accepting requests.  We strongly recommend you choose another location if you sign up later.

  • All of Deer Park Avenue North of Simon Street

  • All of Main Street – in the business district

  • Fire Island Avenue

  • South Carll Avenue

  • Anywhere on Carll Avenue near St. Joseph’s Church and Village Hall

  • Bunger Surf Shop & Babylon Bean area

  • Gazebo Area

  • Trolley Line Road

  • All of Deer Park Avenue – in the business district

12. We appreciate your understanding if you’re unhappy with your assigned location or didn’t get placed with friends and family.

13. Sometime after November 1, we will contact you via email to confirm your participation.  Please respond, or you won’t be assigned a lamppost.  You will also be notified of your captain, meeting time, location, and assigned section.  You will not be notified of the exact lamppost until you pick up your materials from your captain.

14. If you don’t receive an email from us, please get in touch with us and make sure you check your spam/junk folders and whitelist our email addresses and domains.

15. You may only decorate lampposts on Sunday, December 1, 2024, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.  We want to accommodate as many people as possible, so we ask that you finish decorating by 1 p.m.  Please do not ask to pick up your materials earlier than 10:30 a.m.

16. You are not permitted to add decorations to lampposts.  We strive for a uniform, consistent appearance, so please don’t add anything to the lamppost that isn’t provided to you by your captain.  If anything is added, it will be removed.

17. This event occurs in rain or shine.

18.  We are not responsible if the lights on the lamppost do not function properly.  This includes the light bulb and the outlet which powers the light string.  Lamppost maintenance falls under the purview of the Village of Babylon.  Please report problems directly to Mayor Adams’ office at 631-669-1212.

19. Your donation is not refundable, nor can it be applied to another BBS event.

Note: we will not accept any requests via email.

We recognize the importance of family traditions and do our best to accommodate all requests but we can’t always grant them.  Please remember this event is about community and volunteerism, not the location of a lamppost.

We greatly appreciate your advanced cooperation and kindness.