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Holiday Decorating Contest

Post Date:11/04/2020 7:14 AM

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November 4, 2020


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 Park Department and Recreation and Parks Commission invite community members to decorate their homes in the spirit of the season.  

Awards will be given to winners in the following categories:

  • 2020 Best Decorated Rookie Residence: Best decorated new entry

  • Country Christmas: Best depiction of western or ranch style holiday

  • Home Spun Holiday: Best depiction of traditional holidays at home

  • California Dreamin’: Spectacular light display with motion lights, music, and animatronics

  • Holiday Hall of Fame:  Past contest winners who have won three or more times


Nominations will be accepted beginning Monday, November 16th through Tuesday, December 8th. To nominate a residence, please email up to three photographs of the illuminated display/residence, the address of the residence, and a contact phone number for the entry (if available) to  Final judging will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 10th.  All contest winners will be announced on Friday, December 11th and a map of the winners will be posted on the Department’s social media accounts for all to enjoy.  


Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department, (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.



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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