Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Graphic for the 2021 Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Is your home the brightest on the block? The one that families flock to to see your holiday display every winter? Are you the most festive home in Channahon?

We want to see it - and so do your fellow Channahon residents - and you could win up to $1,000 in gift certificates to local Channahon businesses!

Registration

Registration to submit your house opens on Wednesday, November 24 and ends Monday, December 6, 2021. You must submit a JPEG photo of your lit home to be used for voting with your registration. Click here (link) to register your home.

Voting

Voting is open to all Channahon residents. Voting will take place from Thursday, December 9 through Monday, December 13. The Village will provide a map of all of the homes registered. Channahon residents will be able to vote on the homes via a survey link that will be available here and our Facebook page. Winners will be announced via social media on Friday, December 17. Winners will be recognized during the Village Board Meeting on Monday, December 20.

Categories & Prizes

  • 1st Place Best in Show - $1,000 in gift cards to Channahon businesses
  • 2nd Place Best in Show - $750 in gift cards to Channahon businesses
  • 3rd Place Best in Show - $500 in gift cards to Channahon businesses
  • Most Creative (Most imaginative use of lights/decorations) - $250 in gift cards to Channahon businesses
  • Best Theme (Best display that has an organized appearance or theme) - $250 in gift cards to Channahon businesses
  • Best Animation (Lights and music that bring Winter Wonderland to life) - $250 in gift cards to Channahon businesses

Rules & Instructions

  1. Participation is open to all residents within the boundaries of the Village of Channahon.
  2. Entry is free, no cost or fees apply.
  3. Employees and Elected Officials of the Village of Channahon, and their families, are not eligible to participate.
  4. Registrations must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 6, 2021.
  5. Contest is for exterior decorations only, including decorations in windows that are visible from the exterior. 
  6. Participants agree to have one or more photos of their decorated residence exterior posted on the Village website and social media pages. Participant agrees there will be no compensation of any kind for said posting of publication.
  7. Participants agree to have their address shared publicly for residents to view and vote on the participating homes. No other participant information (resident names, contact information, etc.) will be shared publicly.
  8. Voting is open to Channahon residents and will take place from Thursday, December 9 through Monday, December 13. Voting will close at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 13.
  9. Only one voting submission per email address will be accepted.
  10. Participants may only win one category (i.e., a participant cannot win both the Best in Show category and Most Creative category).
  11. Participants should ensure that all lights, animations and decorations are in place and activated for the voting period noted above.
  12. Six prizes will be awarded: One 1st Place Best in Show of $1,000 to Channahon businesses; one 2nd Place Best in Show of $750 to Channahon businesses; one 3rd Place Best in Show of $500 to Channahon businesses; one Most Creative prize of $250 to Channahon businesses; one Best Theme prize of $250 to Channahon businesses; and one Best Animation prize of $250 to Channahon businesses.
  13. Winners will be announced on the Village's Facebook page on Friday, December 17. Winners will also be notified by telephone.