Kettering invites community to be part of new holiday lights driving tour

Polen Farm, located at 5099 Bigger Rd. in Kettering, is an event venue owned and operated by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. It was built in 1865 as White Oak Farm. Here the venue is pictured decorated for the 2019 holiday season. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
Polen Farm, located at 5099 Bigger Rd. in Kettering, is an event venue owned and operated by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. It was built in 1865 as White Oak Farm. Here the venue is pictured decorated for the 2019 holiday season. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The city of Kettering has found a new way to capture the magic of the holiday season — and it involves the participation of the entire community.

This year, the city will be hosting the Kettering is Home to the Holidays Tour of Lights. And to make things even sweeter, Kettering residents and business owners are invited to take part in this tour of lights.

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From Nov. 24 through Dec. 15, the city of Kettering will be accepting submissions for participants in the tour of lights. To add your business or home into the running, take a picture of the complete holiday lights display and complete the submission form on the city of Kettering’s website. From there, your address will be placed on a map that will be available to anyone who would like to indulge on a night drive to view holiday lights this season. The holiday lights map will be available to everyone beginning Nov. 24.

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After Dec. 15, a video will be made featuring all locations and will appear on the city of Kettering’s social media channels.

The Kettering is Home to the Holidays Tour of Lights is being organized this year by the city of Kettering and volunteers from the Christmas Day Open House, which is not taking place this year, due to dangers posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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For more information about the Kettering is Home to the Holidays Tour of Lights, pay a visit to the city of Kettering’s website or Facebook page.

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