Howard County residents on the lookout for holiday light displays now have a map to guide them.
The county today launched HoCo Holiday Lights, an online map that tracks holiday light displays in the county.
The website is publicly-driven – residents and business owners can register their light displays to be featured on the map.
“For many of our residents, it’s a beloved holiday tradition to walk or drive around our neighborhoods and view the festive holiday lights,” Howard County Executive Calvin Ball said in a statement.
“This exciting new tool allows residents and visitors alike to plan a route around Howard County and admire the beautiful displays of lights,” Ball said, “It also provides an opportunity for our neighbors to flaunt their joyful decorations, and our residents to support local businesses who have also joined in on the holiday spirit.”
Each listing includes an address, photos, a description, display dates and hours, and any special instructions.
Organizations like the Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum have already entered their listing.
The museum offers a 1.5 mile loop of farm-themed holiday light displays that visitors can drive through.
The map allows users to search for light displays near their home by city, zip code, or keyword.
The tracker will continue to be updated as residents and businesses enter their holiday light displays.