This is for you, holiday lights nuts.
You know who you are: the guy who can reel off exactly how many tens of thousands of twinkling bulbs there are engulfing his house; the couple with the electric meter about to vibrate off the wall every December, the fanatic with his own FM transmitter that broadcasts music perfectly synched to his 11 blinking Santas.
Once again, The Roanoke Times and roanoke.com are offering our readers a searchable map and database of holiday lights displays in the Roanoke and New River Valleys — and beyond. And we need you folks with the lighting displays to populate it for us.
You can submit information about your display online using a convenient Web form. We’re looking for your address, so people can find your lights, the times you have the lights on, and a description of what visitors will see.
You can even upload a photo of your display if you have one, though that’s not a requirement. And if you want to shoot a photo, we have some tips on how to do it from one of our own staff photographers, Eric Brady.
Only a display’s owner can submit info, but if it’s your neighbor instead of you with all the lights, by all means, encourage them to submit their information.
Once you click submit, your information is instantly available to our visitors at roanoke.com in a searchable database.
So put down that extension cord and get clickin’.