Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Experience Logo 2

MEF's second-annual Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Experience is going on between Dec. 3 and 31! Please take a tour of our beautifully decorated homes and vote on your favorite. Enjoy the displays of holiday cheer throughout our town.

The participating homes have a chance to win a $250 Lowe's gift card and a trophy (courtesy of State Farm agent Kyle Dempsey). Other honors include the "Clark Griswold" prize, "Best in Show" and "Incredible Inflatables."

Enjoy the friendly holiday competition while making memories and raising money for a great cause. All proceeds will benefit the five Munster schools through innovative grants that educators request. The contest runs until Dec. 31. Vote now.

See examples of participants from last year's contest below ( #MEFMerryandBright).

First Place: Certa's White Oak Wonderland
Second Place: Wonderland On Wren
Most Original: Griswold’s on Greenwood

Curated Map of Decorated Homes in Munster

Do you love looking at holiday lights and decorations? We’ve got a map for you! By making a donation to MEF, you can download a map of all the homes participating in this contest. The map also includes an easy-to-use link to Google maps so that you won't have to enter each home's address individually. Get your family in the holiday spirit as you tour the lights of Munster. Download your copy through Dec. 31.

Vote for your favorite home!

Each decorated home in our Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Contest is collecting votes to win our competition, with the proceeds benefiting Munster Schools. Make a donation on their page to cast your vote!

$1 = 1 vote. Vote until Dec. 31.

Purchase a holiday lights experience package!

Support the Munster Education Foundation with the purchase of a holiday lights viewing kit! Your kit will include everything your family needs to feel merry as you tour the lights of Munster. You'll receive a map of participating homes, hot chocolate, holiday music sheets, 3D glasses, and more. Purchase your kit for just $20 any time at Toluka Paperie + Gifts.


Thank you to everyone that participated in our Stampede and sent these friendly foals to their neighhhbors -- as a thank you, congrats, or just for a fun surprise! MEF corralled these ‘Stangs all around town to support our schools.

Craft beer, gourmet food, trivia...and more!

Thank you to everyone that helped make our annual Jeans & Jersey's event a huge success! You made this alternate version of our event so much fun. We loved seeing all of your smiling faces (watch this recap video with your photos/comments). Our supporters have been with us every step of this challenging year and have not only continued to back Munster schools, but helped to keep our community strong by being there for one another. We're excited to see you at Jeans & Jerseys next year.

Watch this recap video from our virtual Jeans & Jerseys (2/5/21)


In addition to our primary event sponsor, Byway Brewing, we'd also like to thank all of our generous supporters below. Is your organization interested in becoming a sponsor to publicly support Munster Schools? Please see this letter for more details and contact information.

Platinum Sponsor ($3,000+)

Silver Sponsor ($1,000+)

Bronze Sponsors ($500+)

Amazon Smile

Shop AmazonSmile and Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to MEF! AmazonSmile is the same products, same prices, same service. Simply select the Munster Education Foundation as your charity of choice and go to every time you shop to fund MEF.

Education Foundation License Plate

Show your commitment to Munster education directly on your license plate. Approximately 60% of the license plate fee goes right to our schools. By selecting the Indiana Department of Education license plate, you are making a contribution that goes directly to the Munster Education Foundation.