Lewes Lights brings holiday cheer to Sussex County
LEWES, Del. – Lewes is lighting up in a very special way this year. Organizers came together to find a unique way to keep the holiday spirit going, with COVID-19 safety in mind. “We actually customized everything so it would be safe for COVID,” said Lewes Lights organizer Christian Mullins.
Mullins says that hundreds of residents and business owners banded together to light up the streets of Lewes. “I wanted to make sure that no matter what was going on with COVID, in time for Christmas this event would be friendly to coronavirus, and that we could still bring a lot of joy and light to people,” said Mullins.
Folks are invited to drive through the streets of Lewes to see the holiday decorations. They include plenty of Christmas displays, blow up decorations, and of course the namesake, the lights. “We really are eliminating the spread and transmission of COVID with the families staying in their cars, away from the public and not gathering anywhere,” said Mullins.
Mullins tells 47ABC that he got the idea for Lewes Lights back in July. He says seeing peoples’ disappointment with 4th of July event cancellations made him want to give people something to look forward to, and a way to enjoy holiday spirit safely. “We are in the last month of a terrible year. This event is meant to bring joy, smiles, and hope and appreciation to people in the community,” said Mullins.
As for the coming years, Mullins says he plans to keep going. Mullins adds that he’s confident the event will get bigger and better with each year. “Everybody in town has loved it so much that I promised them it would happen again next year,” said Mullins.