155 Pakachoag

155 Pakachoag St., two time “Light up Auubrn” winner.

Now that the holiday has passed, we can table the debates about pre-Thanksgiving Christmas music and displays, at least for another year.  Today also marks the beginning of another season: looking at Christmas lights.

Auburn’s best displays will be highlighted during the 7th annual Light Up Auburn holiday lights contest. Nominate your own home, or that of a friend or neighbor, and they could win prizes.  Have the outside of your home or business decorated by Monday, December 14th. Judges will visit homes and businesses that week. To register, or for questions, contact Kristen M. Pappas, Director of Recreation and Culture, at kpappas@town.auburn.ma.us or 508-832-7736.

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The Mannings at 13 Reithel St. plan to open their elaborate Christmas display tonight, November 27, beginning at 5pm and running through about 9pm.  Visitors can drive by, but this display is best viewed on foot, and visitors are welcomed to park and walk through the display between normal display hours, weather permitting. The display is free an open to the public.  This season, the family asks for donations of toys, clothes, gift cards or cash, all of which will be donated to charity.

 

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The family also held an elaborate Haunted Yard display at Halloween, complete with lights, music, smoke effects, and even live actors on weekends.  The family asked only for donations of non-perishable canned goods to go to the food pantry at Auburn Youth and Family Services. The end result was over 35 boxes full of supplies for AYFS.

 

The Manning boys pose with the 35 or so boxes of good collected for AYFS as a result of their Halloween Display at 13 Reithel St. (Submitted photo)

The Manning boys pose with the 35 or so boxes of good collected for AYFS as a result of their Halloween Display at 13 Reithel St. (Submitted photo)

 

You can get more information and receive updates about display times, weather-related issues, etc., by checking out their Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Auburn-Holiday-Displays-1487285541538968/?fref=ts