Holiday Lights Contest

We welcome South Elgin households to participate in our 2022 Holiday Lights Decorating Contest! Big homes, little homes, townhomes, apartment balconies… you are all welcome to join the fun! The contest runs December 10-18 and residents will have an opportunity to vote on their favorites. Participants will get a lawn sign with a designated number for online voting. Registration deadline is December 7. There are two categories: Griswold or Traditional…you will choose one when you register. The voting window will be available online from Saturday, December 10 through Sunday, December 18 at 11:59pm. Winners announced December 19! 

To register your home, click here and enter 33613 in the Section # box. NOTE: WE ARE EXPERIENCING SPORADIC ISSUES WITH OUR REGISTRATION SOFTWARE. If you run into a glitch, please send an email to for assistance getting your residence registered.

Choosing a Category: If you’re unfamiliar, the Griswold category in our Holiday Lights Contest is an ode to Clark Griswold from the 1989 film A Christmas Vacation. He festooned his home with 25,000 lights, and it prompted the memorable line, “If one goes out, the whole thing goes out.” So...if your display is a pageant of lights, inflatables and motorized elves, you’re probably in the Griswold category!

Follow this page,, and we will continue to update it with details, photos and more.

Holiday Lights Sign

Thank you to everyone who voted in the 2021 Holiday Light Contest. The Clark Griswold Winner was 1 Woodland Court and the Traditional Winner was 393 Juniper Lane.
Thank you again to all who decorated and participated, and all of you who support them!

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