Christmas Light Competition

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Melton Borough Council, Melton Times and the Rotary Club of  Melton Belvoir have joined forces to launch a  photographic contest for the best dressed house for the season in the borough of Melton.

Cllr Alison Freer Jones said :

“We are all disappointed that we could not have the usual Christmas light switch on event this year so we want to make sure people have an alternative way of lighting up Christmas by showcasing some of the beautiful lights and decorated houses across the borough.  Melton Borough Councillors have clubbed together to support the shop local initiative and will be offering 2 Christmas hampers full of local goodies into the prize pot.  I am delighted that the Rotary Club of  Melton Belvoir are also supporting the competition with the opportunity for people to pledge a donation to their local charity. I would strongly encourage everyone to spread the Christmas cheer and post your photos to the Melton Borough Christmas Lights Competition event page set up on Facebook.”

Local residents are being encouraged to spread joy to others by decorating their homes and posting their photos onto the Melton Borough Christmas Lights Competition Facebook event.

5 winners will have the opportunity to nominate a local charity to receive a £100 donation funded by the Rotary Club of Melton Belvoir.  2 winners will have the opportunity to win a hamper donated by local Councillors and filled with products from local businesses.  Other prizes are also being donated by local business which will be advertised on the Facebook page.

Carol Scarborough, President for the Rotary Club for Melton Belvoir said:

“It is with a heavy heart that we have decided, it was in everyone’s best interest we did not bring out our sleigh this year. We know how much everyone looks forward to Santa. This competition is another way of bringing some joy and excitement into the lives of people in the borough after months of restrictions and worry about COVID-19.  If anyone would like to be part of the spirit of Rotary, there are two ways people can do this ; one is by considering a donation to help replace our Santa Sleigh normal funds. The second is to join Rotary,  Anyone with a big heart is welcome.  Details of how to donate will be on the Melton Borough Christmas Lights Facebook page.”

Anyone not on Facebook can also submit their photo via email to  who will post the photo to social media.

The competition will close at midday on 21st December.

Competition Rules

  • No photos of recognisable faces of people in any of the photos
  • One entry per house only (make sure it’s your best photo)
  • You can only enter a photo, of your own house
  • The house must be within the borough of Melton


Competition Timeline

You can post photos on the Melton Borough Christmas Lights Facebook page or via email to, until Midday on 21st December

On the 22nd a judging panel for the Rotary Club, Council and Melton Times will pick the best photos



Rotary Club of Melton Belvoir are donating 5 x £100 for the winners to donate to a local charity, that is based in the borough of Melton

Melton Borough Councillors are donating 2 x hampers filled with products from local businesses.

Local Businesses  are donating a variety of prizes, please see the Facebook page for full and up-to-date details of these


08 December 2020