Celebrate the Holiday Season with TOPS
- Sylvania Neighborhood Holiday Light Tour & Contest
- Your Favorite Holiday Light Displays
- Winter Nights, Holiday Lights at TOPS
- Virtual Holiday Concert
- TOPS Holiday Hustle
The Official Map is HERE! Click the box in the top right corner of the map below to be directed to the Google Map Tour. Use this map to create your own tour.
Want an official listing of homes in the tour/contest? • CLICK HERE
Keep scrolling to download directions and a map for the full tour!
The map has been divided into the following sections:
- Homes Southwest of Olander Park ~ Green Trees
- Homes Southeast of Olander Park ~ Blue Snowflake
- Homes Northeast of Olander Park ~ Yellow Star
- Homes Northwest of Olander Park ~ Red Heart
- Olander Park ~ Black Hiker
- Downtown Sylvania Lights on Main St ~ Pink Binoculars
- A Little Bit of Drive Beyond Sylvania ~ Purple Car
*NEW! We have some late additions to the map. They are not included in the tour directions below. However, we have updated the list to included them near the closest house on the original map. They are the Dark Purple House symbol.
Still having issues? Click this link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1ROywNwBCc0kLiVshAEXFNtDb8e2aquI_&usp=sharing
You asked. We delivered! The Official Full Tour is HERE!
Click the picture below to download the map and directions for the full tour of homes.
Update: We have updated the estimated drive time. The entire drive takes a little less than 4 hours. Navigational tools apparently fail to factor in stopping to view the awesome houses, turning around, traffic, or the occasional missed road. We recommend doing the tour over a couple of nights. Enjoy!
The deadline for the contest is closed. But do you want to be included in the holiday light tour map? CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR HOME FOR THE LIGHT TOUR.
Voting has ended. Winners will be announced soon!
Entry into the contest is now closed. This year’s entries will be judged on the evenings of December 17 and 18 by TOPS staff. The community can vote online beginning Friday, December 11 to Friday, December 18.
On the nights of judging, please make sure to turn on all of your holiday lights by 6pm and leave them on until 10pm. Houses will be judged on the following three categories: Traditional, Griswold, and Director’s Choice.
Winners will be notified on Saturday, December 19 and a WINNER yard sign displayed in the yard of each category winner. Winners will also be awarded a holiday prize basket. The contest winners will be announced on the TOPS social media, website, and in the eNewsletter. Note: Contest winner addresses and display photos will be posted.
For all entries, please have your holiday lights on display for the community to view daily from Tuesday, December 8 through Sunday, January 3 between the hours of 6pm and 10pm.
Have a question? Contact Danielle Marino, Program Coordinator, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 419.882.8313, ext. 1004.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Around Town Holiday Light Contest.
All of the entries were amazing!
CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
Best Traditional Award Winner
Griswold Award Winner
Director's Choice Winner
2020 Holiday Lights Tour Pictures
Let it Glow! See Olander Park lit up in holiday lights during this month-long event. TOPS invites you to get out those winter coats, put on your mittens, and take a stroll along Lake Olander to view the holiday lights on display at the park and in our neighbors’ backyards. Who do you think has the best display? This event is free and open to all.
Olander Park will be open extended hours until 7pm ALL MONTH LONG!* Full lights should be on display by Saturday, December 5 (weather permitting).
*Olander Park will close at Noon on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Olander Park is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
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Join us on Sunday, December 13 at 8pm for a Virtual Holiday Concert. This year’s concert welcomes back Toledo Symphony Orchestra cellist, Damon Coleman. Join us from the comfort of your own couch as you listen to your favorite holiday tunes live on Facebook!
Can’t make it with us live? Don’t worry! The concert will also be recorded for later viewing on the TOPS YouTube channel.
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/TheOlanderParkSystem/
Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOmzjvxhTN35Bv6FbP_3LLQ
TOPS Holiday Hustle • ‘Tis the season to step it up and beat the Holiday 5!
Walk, Run, or Roll 50 miles between November 1 and December 31 and earn a holiday reward. This program is FREE to the community. To be eligible for the prize, all participants MUST be registered by December 4. Register online at olander.recdesk.com or give us a call at 419.882.8313, ext. 1004.
This log is available for download online by clicking HERE. It is also available for pickup inside the lobby of the Callahan Administrative Office and outside of the Nederhouser Community Hall beginning October 19.
While we hope you complete your miles at one of our five parks, this program is designed to help you maintain and enhance your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. If you earn miles at the gym, your local park, or even around your neighborhood, estimate your mileage as close as possible and record it on your log. Remember to be honest, because you’re only cheating yourself! Prizes will be available for pickup beginning December 14.
Have a question about the program? Give us a call at 419.882.8313, ext. 1004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org