SOMERS, N.Y. -- The Somers Lions Club will host a "Parade of Lights" on Friday in Somers. The event is part of Illuminate Somers 2016, a holiday light decorating competition organized by the Somers Lions.
The Parade of Lights will give people the opportunity to tour the best holiday displays in Somers using the most efficient driving route, according to a release from the Somers Lions Club.
The Parade of Lights will start in the Somers High School parking lot at 6 p.m. Each participating vehicle will receive glow sticks, so those in the caravan can be identified.
The organizers are also working on getting hot chocolate for participants. Click here for the route map, which is being updated daily with new "finds." No login is necessary.
Participants will have the opportunity to submit a vote for their favorites and honorable mentions at the end of the tour. They may also tour on their own at any time by using the route map.
Anyone who knows of a location that should be added to the route, please let the Somers Lions club know by calling (914) 302-4546. Addresses will not be published year, but the organizers will make sure the route goes past the location with easy directions to enter/exit each neighborhood.
Inside pictures for Illuminate Somers 2016 are still being accepted through Monday, Jan. 2 at 10 a.m. The only requirement is that there are lights in the pictures. People can send pictures of their holiday table, or a picture of their tree, their fireplace or their Elf on a Shelf tangled in holiday lights.
Those who wish to be considered for the Flashiest Indoor Illumination must supply a video. All pictures or videos are welcome. It is free to enter, and entrants must officially register at www.illuminatesomers.com.
Somers High School is at 120 Primrose St., Lincolndale.