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Holiday Decorating Contest

Post Date:11/14/2019 3:18 PM

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November 14, 2019


Lights, Sights, & Holiday Nights Decorating Contest


‘Tis the season to be jolly and spread holiday cheer throughout the community! The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department, and Recreation and Parks Commission, invite community members to decorate their homes and businesses in the spirit of the season.

Awards will be given to winners in the following categories:

  • 2019 Best Decorated Rookie Residence-Best decorated new entry.

  • Clark Griswold- Spectacular lighting display with motion lights, music, and/or animatronics.

  • Norman Rockwell- Nostalgic displays with a focus on classic elegance.

  • Simply Christmas- Simply decorated homes full of the Christmas Spirit.

  • Holiday Hall of Fame- Previous winners selected for the Holiday Tour Map.


Nominations will be accepted beginning Saturday, November 16th and through Tuesday, December 10th. To nominate a residence or business, please email up to three  photographs of the location, the address of the display, and a contact phone number for the entry (if available) to Final judging will take place from 5:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 12th.  All contest winners will be announced on Friday, December 13th.


Questions may be directed to the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department at (805) 925-0951 extension 2260 or visit for contest rules.



Department:                           Recreation and Parks

Contact Person:                     Dennis Smitherman, Recreation Services Manager

Telephone Number:                (805) 925-0951 ext. 2263

E-mail Address:            




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