Old Town Lights Competition – Nov 27-Dec 20

Old Town Lights Competition

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright, and the Old Town Merchants and Residents Association wants to light up the neighborhood with our First Annual Old Town Lights Competition! We’re inviting businesses and residents to compete in a holiday decorating contest for their homes or storefronts. This is a fun and FREE event open to all businesses and residents in Old Town.

Submitting Your Decorations:

Beginning November 27, you may submit a photo of your decorations to the OTMRA to be submitted on our Facebook Page for voting. Please submit a clear photo that shows your entire display. Multiple photos will not be considered. You must have your decorations up no later than December 8. All photos of your decorations with your contact information must be submitted to Mary McMahon at mmcmahon@oldtownchicago.org no later than Friday, December 8.

Voting and Prizes:

Voting will take place on our Facebook page beginning November 27, and winners will be chosen based on the combined number of likes and comments their photo submission receives by December 20. Winners will be announced through an email and social media post on December 21. The earlier you submit your photo before December 8, the more chance you have to win!


All winners will receive a certificate to proudly display their achievements. These will be mailed after winners are announced.

First Place Residential: Free single or family membership for 2018
First Place Business: Free business membership for 2018
Second & Third Place Residential or Business: Community Spotlight in upcoming newsletter
Other categories up for prize: Funniest Display, Best Use of Greenery, Most Sustainable Display, Best Theme, Best Traditional Display, The Clark Griswold Award (non-traditional display), The Charlie Brown Award (minimalist display)

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