Holiday Lights Contest

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Registration: November 22 - December 14, 2021

Judging: Wednesday, December 15 between 6:00-10:00PM.

Where: Trophy Club

Cost: Your decorationsRegister-Buttons-02


Nominations & Judging

The annual TC Holiday Lights Contest is here! Don’t miss out on this fun annual tradition as we celebrate the holiday season! Nominate yourself or your neighbor for this fun holiday activity. This year staff will judge all nominated homes in seven categories.

Participants may enter their home as well as a neighbor’s home or a home they have seen around town.

Eligibility Requirements

This contest is open to all residents with a Trophy Club address. Please register your home and/or nominate a neighbor early.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, December 14 at 11:59pm

2021 Contest Categories:

  • GRISWOLD AWARD: Because you can never have too many lights! Think Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation!
  • SANTA'S FAVORITE THEME: Best display that has an organized appearance or theme.
  • NORTH POLE AWARD: Best neighborhood entrance or best street/cul-de-sac effort.
  • BEST CHARACTER USE: Best use of holiday characters (Frosty, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Buddy the Elf, etc.).
  • OUTDOOR CHRISTMAS TREE: The best decorated outdoor tree (does not have to be a Christmas tree, you can decorate any tree in your yard as a Christmas tree).
  • BEST USE OF ANIMATION: Lights and music that bring your Winter Wonderland to life.
  • JUDGE’S FAVORITE: The display that the judges enjoyed the most.

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Judging Guidelines

All entries are judged on originality, creativity, and use of the “Holiday” theme designated in their entry. Special lighting, musical effects and live actors are encouraged.

Staff of the Parks & Recreation Department will judge all entries. One winner will be awarded for each category. Judging includes the part of your yard and house that is visible/open to the public.

Winners will receive bragging rights and a keepsake award sign in their yard. Winners will also be featured on the Parks & Recreation Facebook page and website.

Contest Entry Deadline

All entries must be received by Tuesday, December 14 at 11:59PM. Judging will occur between 6:00-10:00PM on Wednesday, December 15.

2020 Award Winners

Congratulations to our 2020 Holiday Lights Contest WINNERS!!

Best Use of Animation - 1 Cimmaron Court 

Best Use of Non-Lighting Decor - 307 Village Trail

Griswold Award - 2841 Annandale Drive

Frosty's Recognition - 2600 Trophy Club Drive

Santa's Favorite - 2208 Aberdeen Drive

North Pole Award - Hogans Glen

A job well done to all of our nominees. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination and decorated their homes this holiday season!

Questions about the Holiday Lights Contest: Email Parks and Recreation