xmas-lights1-500x375A Shrewsbury Avenue residence is highlighted for the holidays, in a 2010 file image. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi)

For the fifth consecutive year, the Borough of Red Bank is on the lookout for “the most festive homes of the season,” as the Holiday Home Decorating Contest enters its home stretch. The competition — with awards given for exterior decorations only — will be judged on the evening of Friday, December 20, and awards will be presented during the Council meeting scheduled for January 8, 2014.

To be considered for judging, Red Bank residents must register before Friday via fax at (732)933-4282, via email at, or in person at the Parks and Recreation office, on the 2nd floor of 90 Monmouth Street. To register, please include your name, address, phone number and email address.

Winners will receive gift certificates from a number of Red Bank businesses, including Super Foodtown, Teak, Bistro, Prown’s Home Improvements and more.