Holiday Lights Contest

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When: November 23 - December 17, 2020

Where: Trophy Club

Time: Judging will occur between 6:00PM - 10:00PM on Dec. 17

Cost: Your decorations

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 six 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. Each entry MUST designate ONE category that the home is competing for.

Registration deadline is Thursday, December 17 at 5:00pm

Contest Categories:

GRISWOLD AWARD: Because you can never have too many lights! Think Chevy Chase in Christmas Vacation!

SANTA’S FAVORITE: Best display that has an organized appearance or theme.

FROSTY’S RECOGNITION: Best use of holiday characters (Frosty, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Buddy the Elf, etc.).

NORTH POLE AWARD: Best neighborhood entrance.

BEST USE OF NON-LIGHTING DECORATION: Holiday wreaths, garland, ribbons and bows.

BEST USE OF ANIMATION: Lights and music that bring your Winter Wonderland to life.


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 Thursday, December 17 at 5:00pm. Judging will occur between 6:00pm - 10:00pm that evening.

2019 Award Winners

Griswold Award

Santa's Favorite

Frosty's Recognition 

Best Use of Animation

Questions about the Holiday Lights Contest: Email Parks and Recreation