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Holiday Home Decorating Contest Participant Deadline

  • Date: 12/11/2017 12:00 AM - 5:00 PM (all day)

The very popular annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest is right around the corner!  As part of the program, residents who decorate their homes for the Holiday Season have the chance to be recognized by the City in several decoration categories!

How to Participate 

Applications are now available!  Click the link below or pick up a paper copy at the Monrovia Community Center.  Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11.   All applicants will be entered in the Holiday Home Decorating Contest Map.  

The contest judging will take place on Monday, December 18, 2017, after 5:00 p.m.  Note that decorations must be visible from the street, as judges do not exit the vehicle to view decorations.  

Award winners will receive a yard sign to display and be recognized during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at City Hall in Council Chambers. 

Contest Categories

The 12 categories that will be judged as part of the contest include:

  • Best Still Display – Decorations with no movement
  • Best Outdoor Display – Best overall outdoor decorations
  • Best Window Display – Decorations visible on or through a window that can be seen from the street
  • Most Effective Use of Lighting – Best outdoor lighting display
  • Best Decorated Outdoor Tree – Holiday tree must be in front of the residence
  • Best Neighborhood Effort – Street(s) with many homes decorated in a similar theme
  • Snowman Award – Best display using on or more snowmen
  • Children’s Choice Award – Best display that depicts a youthful theme
  • Santa’s Workshop Award – Best depiction of Santa’s Workshop in decorations
  • Holiday Spirit Award – Most festive display
  • Time McKeehan “Best of Season” Award – Best overall holiday display in the City

Map of 2017 Winning Entries and Participants! 


For additional information, please contact the Public Services team at (626) 256-8246.  We can’t wait to see the decorations this year!