• Lights, Sights, and Holiday Nights Decorating Contest

    November 8, 2021
    Lights, Sights, and Holiday Nights Decorating Contest

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly and spread holiday cheer throughout the community by decorating homes for the holidays! The City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department and Recreation and Parks Commission invites community members to decorate their homes in the spirit of the season during the 25th Annual Lights, Sights, and Holiday Nights Contest.
    Awards will be given to winners in the following categories:
    • 2021 Best Decorated Rookie Residence: First-time contest 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/or animatronics.
    • Simply Christmas: Simply decorated home full of Christmas spirit.
    • Holiday Hall of Fame: Past contest winners who have won three or more times.
    Nominations will be accepted beginning Monday, November 15th through Thursday, December 6th. To nominate a residence within the City Limits, please email up to three photographs of the illuminated display/ residence, the address of the residence, and a contact number for the entry (if available) to  rpinfo@cityofsantamaria.org. Final judging will take place from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8th. All contest winners will be announced on Friday, December 10th and a map of the winners will be posted on the Recreation and Parks Department webpage and social media accounts.
    Questions may be directed to the Recreation and Parks Department, (805) 925-0951 extension 2260.