’Tis the season to line your houses with lights, put Santa’s sleigh and eight reindeer on the roof and spread holiday cheer.

If having the jolliest house on the block is your thing, consider “Lighting up the Season” with Tullahoma Utilities Authority’s (TUA) holiday lighting contest.

TUA has been lighting up the holiday season for approximately 10 years. Not only is this a great way to spread cheer during the merriest season, but participants can also win a cash prize.

TUA holds this annual friendly competition between neighborhoods and friends to see who takes the cake for Christmas décor.

“Everyone can remember being a small child and having the Christmas tradition of loading down the car and going to look at Christmas lights,” said TUA’s Jamie Treadwell. “Lighting up houses keeps Christmas festive, and it can be enjoyed by everyone in the community. Participating is the perfect way to promote community, togetherness and the holiday season.”

The competition is divided into four sections. Tullahoma is split into four quadrants: north, east, south and west, where the intersection of Jackson and Lincoln Street is the intersecting point. The competition is judged by members of the East Middle School Honor Society, and it will run from Nov. 15 to Dec. 11.

There will be four winners, one for each quadrant of Tullahoma. Each winner will be announced shortly after the competition ends. Each winner will also receive $100 cash, and they will be recognized during January’s TUA meeting.

Participants are encouraged to go all out to bring smiles to our community. For example, some houses in neighboring communities even have lights synched to music.

Participants and citizens of the community who are interested in being judged or nominating houses for the contest should contact TUA at 931-571-7186.

Faith Few can be reached by email at ffew@tullahomanews.com.