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Light Up Jackson for the Holidays

Ring the bells! “Yule” be happy to hear that the City of Jackson is bringing back the holiday decorating contest – now citywide. Residents and local businesses are encouraged to show their festive spirit and add some holiday sparkle to Jackson.

So, dust off those holiday decorations, untangle those lights, inflate those Christmas characters and decorate your home or business from head to mistletoe for the best Christmas decorations contest the city has ever seen.

By participating in the contest, homes and businesses will be placed on our Holiday Decorating Tour Map so that residents and visitors can experience holiday cheer throughout the city. If you think you have the most festive decorations, now is the time to register.

Use the form below to sign up to let us know that you want to participate.

We welcome sign up from those who do not want to be judged as well.

Contests Details and Rules:

  • Only residences and businesses within the City of Jackson are eligible.
  • NO cost for registration participation (sign up below)
  • Entry applications must be received no later 12:00 p.m. on November 30th, 2022. They must be submitted via the online form below.

    •  SIGN UP DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit your name below.
  • The contest is for exterior decorations only, but may include decorations in windows that are visible from the exterior. However, judging will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street only.
  • Residents registering for judging will be required to have their lights and display on and functioning by 6:00 p.m. every evening.
  • “People’s Choice” award voting is based on citizens nominations and will be online November 26th through December 30th. (Self-nominations are welcomed). Everyone can vote for the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD. (Nomination Form will be available on this page on November 26.)
  • City judging for the criteria will be the week of December 5th-8th 2022.

Light Up Jackson for the Holidays


First and Last Name


Street Address (Number and Name)


City


State


Zip Code


Phone Number (Area Code first; no dashes nor spaces)


Email Address

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Award Categories:

Residential:

“Magical Winter Wonderland” awards for overall neighborhood.

  • City of Jackson will judge the entire neighborhood for the following criteria:
  1. Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations
  2. Story line or theme throughout the neighborhood
  3. Overall display and presentation of decoration
  4. Overall presentation

“Best In Snow” award for best overall display.

  • City of Jackson will judge the following criteria:
  1. Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations
  2. Overall display and presentation of decoration

“Santa’s Workshop” award for inflatable decoration.

  • City of Jackson will judge the following criteria:
  1. Display and presentation inflatable decorations
  2. Overall presentation

People’s Choice Award overall city-wide Jackson.

  •  Residents will judge the following criteria:
  1.  Overall presentation

Businesses:

“Light up the City” award for Jackson business.

“Take an ‘Elfie” award for downtown business window and entrance decorations.

  • City of Jackson will Judge the following criteria:
  1. Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations
  2. Story line or Theme
  3. Display and presentation of decoration
  4. Overall presentation

Awards:

  • ALL winners will receive a holiday decorating contest window or lawn sign.
  • Photos of winning homes and businesses will be shared on the city website and social media platforms.
  • All winners will receive a Trophy for bragging rights and a gift card.
  • Winners will be notified by telephone or email December 8th 2022
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