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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 8 months ago

OCPA’s holiday lights map is back

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The online map features photos of the county’s best holiday decorations.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

One of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to enjoy all the beautiful, glimmering holiday lights that fill the streets of Orange County. Whether you want to show off your own decked-out property or take a drive and visit the best of the best holiday light displays, the new Bright Lights Big County: OCPA Holiday Lights Crowdsourced Map is the tool you need.

Back for a second year, the crowdsourced map is located within the Orange County Property Appraiser’s website (ocpafl.org) and can be reached by clicking on the graphic on the home page. This map is for both homeowners and sightseers.

“We are thrilled to bring this back for our friends and neighbors,” said Rick Singh, Orange County’s property appraiser.

Individuals can submit their Orange County holiday decorated properties to the Bright Lights Big County: OCPA Holiday Lights Crowdsourced Map, and once approved, the homes and businesses will show up on the map for users to visit in person.

 

HOMEOWNERS

Take a high-quality photo of your decorated home or business at night. Cameras on most cell phones will do fine. On the map, click on the blue “Submit Holiday Lights Display” button and provide all the required information. Then, agree to the terms and conditions, and click “Submit.” The OCPA office will review the photo, verify the address and add it to the map within a few days.

 

SIGHTSEERS

Before you load up the car with family and friends and head out to look at lights, make a note of the addresses of the homes and businesses on the map. Passengers also can use the OCPA app, accessible on mobile devices. More decorated locations will be added daily.

The map is accessible until the new year.

For more information, to add a location or to access the map to see where the bright lights are, visit ocpafl.org/PressRoom/HolidayPromo.aspx.

Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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