Do you like to decorate for the holidays? Have a neighbor or favorite house that goes all out with the lights? Is there a business you find tastefully decorated?

Register for the annual Light Up Auburn Contest by December 9, and you (or they) might just win a prize for their efforts. It is free to register, and you are allowed to register your own home, or any other home or business in Auburn. Judges will be driving to view the homes starting next week and will cast their votes for the best decorated.

Awards are given in two categories, Classic and “Through the Eyes of a Child.” According to Kristen Pappas, Recreation and Culture Director, the latter category came about after the first annual Light Up Auburn. Some of the judges brought their children along, and they realized the kids saw things differently than the adults.

Now, children are encouraged to come along and have ballots of their own.

Unlike previous years, there are no plans for an awards reception this time around. “It was never really well attended” said Pappas. “This year we’ll just announce the winners and deliver the awards or they can pick them up at Town Hall.” Nevertheless, the event is a great opportunity to show off your best colors and to make Auburn a beautiful sight this holiday season.

Register by calling (508) 832-7736 or by e-mail at kpappas@town.auburn.ma.us