You Are Here: Home » Events » Yuletime Lighting Contest

Yuletime Lighting Contest

Download Entry Form

It’s time for the Town of Estes Park’s Fourth Annual Yuletide Lighting Contest sponsored by the Town of Estes Park, The Ambassadors and the Estes Park News. The lighting contest is open to all residents of the Estes Valley and will be a fun event that will brighten up our community and bring people together!

This exciting contest was started by former Mayor John Baudek who thought it would be a great idea to bring back yuletime joy and some old-fashioned fun to our community.

New Mayor Bill Pinkham wanted to continue this contest and said, “This town is just beautiful year round, and what better way to add beauty to the holidays than by adding some pretty sparkling lights on our homes and businesses. And this contest is just plain fun!”

The contest consists of three parts, entering, decorations and judging.

Entry: Fill out your entry form and directions to your home and turn in by December 5th at 5:00 p.m. to the Town of Estes Park.

Decorations: Have the outside of your home or business decorated and ready by Friday, December 12th.

Judges will visit the homes and businesses entered in the contest on the evenings of December 12th and December13th so make sure your lights are on. Winners will be announced in the December 19, 2008 Estes Park News, along with beautiful photos of their homes and businesses.

Go wild, have fun, be artistic and use your imagination. Everything from reindeer on roofs, Santa in a full North Pole environment, life size sleds with gifts, get into the holiday spirit and light the lights!

Categories are:
• Mayor’s Yuletime Trophy-All entries are eligible to win this special award from Mayor Bill Pinkham
• Residential (Home) Best Use of Color, Lighting and Decoration
• Residential-Most Original
•  Residential-Best Adaptation of Theme “Yuletime in Estes Park” (old fashioned and traditional)
• Business (Commercial) Best Use of Color, Lighting and Decoration
• Business (Commercial) Most Original
• Business (Commercial) Best Adaptation of Theme “Yuletime in Estes Park” (old fashioned and traditional)

We’ve got great prizes for the top winners. The Mayor’s choice will win a special plaque engraved with their names that will be on display at Town Hall and other winners will get a special plaque, suitable for hanging as well as bragging rights and coverage in the News.
If you have any questions, please contact Jackie Williamson, Town Clerk in the Administration Office at the Town Hall.
This is your chance to get creative and have fun with your family.
Entry forms are available in the Estes Park News, or a downloadable version can be found on our website at              or pick one up at the Town Hall. We encourage you to participate in this fun, community event.

© 2014 Estes Park News, Inc

Scroll to top