Des Peres' Holiday Light Contest

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Untangle those lights, pull out the inflatables, and start decorating! Do you or your neighbor light up the block with holiday cheer? Nominate yourself or a neighbor to win the First Annual Des Peres Holiday Lights Contest, sponsored by Des Peres Parks & Recreation. No fee for entry into the contest. All lights must be on by 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday December 11-15 for judging. Judging will be done by Des Peres Parks & Recreation Staff and will be based on arrangement, variety, and overall “WOW” factor. Four prizes will be awarded, Grand Prize and First Place for each category. Winners will be notified by December 18th. Prizes must be picked up from The Lodge Des Peres by December 23rd. Entries must be residents within the city limits of Des Peres. Registration deadline 12/1.

The Categories:

Classic Christmas – Think about holiday lights you see in the movies…very traditional and basic. This category is all about tradition.

Winter Wonderland – This category concentrates more on snow, winter, snowmen, and things like that and less on traditional Christmas icons.

Total Griswold – You’ve seen National Lampoon’s Christmas haven’t you? If you haven’t, you must! Their house was just insane with lights and holiday gadgets – it blinded the neighbors and dimmed power to the rest of the neighborhood. That’s the essence of this category.

Winners will also receive a yard sign to proudly display!

Cost: FREE for Des Peres Residents

To Enter: Email Emily at with nominee name, Des Peres address, and category.