Madison Recreation hosted its first Festival of Lights and Scavenger Hunt!

We invited the Madison community to decorate their homes and businesses with light displays.

And, WOW!  Did they deliver!  We had 20 displays registered – one included an entire neighborhood!

Folks were invited to follow the maps, look for fun “scavenger hunt” elements in the displays, and vote in various categories for their favorite displays.

And the winners are….

Most FESTIVE Display

Johnson Family Holiday Display

There was so much cheer going on in the Johnson Family Holiday Display, the cameras can’t even capture it all.

You’re just going to have to see it to believe it!

For Runner-Up, we have a 4-way tie!

  • Nothin’ Fancy
  • Red, White, and Green
  • Embracing Our Life-Sized Gingerbread House
  • Banfield Hollow Neighborhood


Johnson Family Holiday Display

Oops, they did it again!

The Johnson Family Holiday Display, won for BRIGHTEST display as well!

Runner-up Embracing Our Life-Sized Gingerbread House gave them a run for their money!

Embracing Our Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Classic and Classy

Deer Hill Farm

The Deer Hill Farm display was quintessential New Hampshire farmhouse charm.

Warm yellow lights trimmed the house and barn.

Runner-Up Christmas Peace and Joy brought classic white lights and reindeer to Village Road.

They’re a bit camera shy, so we have some other beautiful classic displays to show you.

I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Welcome Christmas

Best Scavenger Hunt Item

Nothin’ Fancy!

 Sneaky Mr. Grinch

Whos of Whoville and Madison beware!  Sneaky Mr. Grinch was found in the Nothin’ Fancy! display, peeking over a fence!

Did you see him?!

Tucker the Bear standing on a tree stump in the Banfield Hollow Neighborhood was another fun find and our Runner-Up for Best Scavenger Hunt Item.

Nothin’ Fancy!

Nothin’ Fancy’s Sneaky Mr. Grinch!

Overall Favorite Display

Johnson Family Holiday Display

And it’s the Johnson Family Holiday Display for the hat-trick, winning 3 out of 5 categories!

Deer Hill Farm, the Classic and Classy category winner, came in as our Runner-Up for Overall Favorite.

A Huge Holiday Thank You to all the participants for another great community event!!

Thank you to display artistes, to the traveling townsfolk, the voters, and for all the wonderful feedback .

Thank you as always for supporting Madison Recreation programs and events!

Fun Feedback

We received some great feedback we wanted to share about the Madison Recreation Festival of Lights and Scavenger Hunt.  Thanks, everyone!

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