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Charles Town & Ranson Lights

Charles Town & Ranson Lights

Important Dates:

Sept 14- Registration Opens
Nov 1  – Registration Closes
Nov 2  – Participants pick up yard signs at Ranson Visitors Center
Dec 4  – People’s Choice Judging Begins (Santa’s Pick, Mrs. Claus Pick, and Buddy Pick judging dates are TBD)
Jan 4    – Winners announced

Eligibility and Rules:

  • Participant must live in 25438 (Ranson) or 25414 (Charles Town) zip code.
  • Lights must be turned on Dec 4th, 2021. Judging begins!
  • You will be notified of the nights in which Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Buddy will be judging.
  • Displays must be able to be seen from the nearest road.
  • Yard Signs must be picked up at Ranson Visitors Center (216 N. Mildred Street, Ranson) between Nov 2-Nov 27th.
  • Yard Signs must be displayed in a way that they are visible from the road.
  • Yard signs must be returned after Jan 5th.


Both Charles Town and Ranson will have Peoples Choice for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place.

Both Charles Town and Ranson will have a Santa’s Pick, Mrs. Claus’s Pick, and Buddy’s Pick.

Best Light Show Charles Town & Ranson- Must have lights and music

Best Griswold Charles Town & Ranson- House must have an abundance of lights. This is for the most lit house!

Best Theme Charles Town & Ranson– House must decorate in the theme of “A Very Buddy Holiday.” This is based on the movie “Elf.”

Best Neighborhood Charles Town & Ranson- Neighborhood having the most participants

Best Commercial Business Charles Town & Ranson

By registering your house, you agree to have your address listed on a map. You also agree to have your house photographed and used on social media, advertising.

Register Here

Contact: Liz- or Debbie-

216 N Mildred St

Ranson WV 25438

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri:10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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