Stratford News Light Up Stratford starts Thursday SHARE ON: Casey Kenny, staff Wednesday, Dec. 8th, 2021 (Image supplied by Vista Radio file image). Which home and business in Stratford have the best Christmas lights? That’s the question the city’s volunteer Civic Beautification and Environmental Awareness Committee is asking themselves. Light Up Stratford begins on Thursday and runs until Sunday. Judges will travel the five city wards between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Winners are picked based on environmental elements, creativity, innovation, and curb appeal. For a second straight year, the CBEAC won’t be running a free bus ride to see the Christmas lights because of COVID-19 health restrictions.