Holiday Lamppost Decorating: thank you for your donation!

Sunday, November 26, 2023

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

Important Information

Thank you for your lamppost submission and donation.  Please read this information very carefully.

Regarding your submission, please note the following:

We will try to accommodate your location request, but we can’t guarantee it will be granted.  We do our best, but there are over 525 lampposts, and some locations are more popular than others.  It is logistically impossible to grant all requests.

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

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.

We will contact you in early November via email to confirm your participation.  You must respond, or you won’t be assigned a lamppost.  You will also be notified of your meeting time and location and the section you’re assigned.  You will NOT be notified of the exact lamppost until you pick up your materials from your captain on November 26.

Volunteers may only decorate lampposts on Sunday, November 26, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.  We’d like 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 am.

Volunteers 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.

This event will occur as planned, rain or shine.

If you cannot participate, please let us know as soon as possible, but please note that your donation is not refundable.

We recognize the importance of family traditions and do our best to accommodate all requests, but we can’t grant them all.  If you are unhappy with your assigned section or lamppost location, please remember that this event is about community and volunteerism, not the location of a lamppost.

We greatly appreciate your advanced cooperation and kindness.


  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 lamppost tag.

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 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.



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 and community leaders as well as 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.

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