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Christmas Home Decorating Contest

Presented by BRE Electric Inc.

BRE LogoThe fourth-annual Christmas Home Decorating Contest  invites community members to deck out their walls, rooftops, doors and yards with the brightest lights and most festive décor.  All participants will receive a yard sign to identify their home for the contest so be sure to grab a cup of cocoa and load up the family vehicle to check out the festive homes.  

People's Choice

The People's Choice category is up to you!  Hit the 'Vote Now' button below to scroll through our online photo gallery or take the tour and decide in-person!  You have until Thursday, December 21 at 12:00 PM to get in the spirit. Our judges will be visiting all of the homes to determine category winners and all results will be announced on December 22.

Holiday Home Tour of Lights
(Click the icon in the top left to expand the map)

2023 Winners!

Porterville definitely has the holiday spirit!  A huge THANK YOU to all of our Christmas Home Decorating Contest participants for making our community a little brighter this season.  Be sure to check out your neighbor's dazzling displays using the map available on our website.  All participants received a yard sign and the winners are as follows:
Merry & Bright (Best use of lights)
Merry Grinchmas (1686 River Springs Ave) - The Carbajal Family
Santa’s Workshop (Best use of technology, movement and music)
Winter Wonderland (1993 Union St) - Luna Family
Tree-mendous Theme (Best theme)
Santa's Village (98 Taylor Way) - Torres Family
Creative Elf (Best homemade)
Gingerbread on Memory Lane (1880 Memory Ln) - Vasquez Family 
Incredible Inflatables (Best inflatable display)
Aloha from Smeeville! (2158 W Union St) - Smeeville
Holiday Spirit (Best overall)
Merry Grinchmas (1686 River Springs Ave) - The Carbajal Family
People's Choice
Caia's Christmas Miracle (635 N Salisbury St) - The Miranda's

All of our 2023 participants
Welcome to the North Pole!
106 N. Sierra
By: Uncle Mike and Mimi

A Very Merry Day Family Christmas
61 Carmelita St
By: Morgan Day

The Way Christmas is
363 south Indiana Street
By: Wright Family

922 W.Springville Ave 

North Pole Central for Poplar Santa
14456 Tobias Rd.

Merry Grinchmas
1686 River Springs Ave
By: The Carbajal Family

Winter Wonderland
1993 Union Ct
By: Luna Family

Aloha from Smeeville!
2158 W. Union Ave.
By: Smeeville

Christmas Cane Cottage & Ornament Exchange
2311 West Orange Ave
By: Miller Family

Santa’s Village
98 Taylor Way
By: Torres Family

Christmas in Different Places and Climates, and a Nativity Scene
2135 Kings Cross Way
By: Ron Hankins

Gettin' Lit
645 N. Belmont St
By: Ash & Josh

Caia’s Christmas Miracle
635 N. Salisbury St
By: The Miranda Family

Gingerbread on Memory Lane
1780 Memory Ln
By: Vasquez Family Christmas

Snowman’s Winter Wonderland
1098 Lindale Pl
By: Menchaca's Winter on Lindale

Merry Crèchemas
1515 W Westfield Ave
By: Christenson Family

Chuck's Christmas
1232 N Lindale Way
By: Jolliest Bunch…

Unicorn Christmas
1135 N. Howland St

Cozy Corner
986 N. Villa St. 

Christmas Explosion!
106 E Mountain Ave.

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Contest Details

Homes will be judged in several categories. "People's Choice" will be determined by photo submissions from the contestants and the most votes from the public through an online poll.

  • All participants will receive a yard sign to identify their home for the contest.
  • Our team of judges will be assessing each home using different criteria.  Awards will be given out in the following categories:
    • Merry & Bright:  Best use of lights
    • Santa’s Workshop: Best use of technology, movement and music  
    • Tree-mendous Theme: Best theme  
    • Creative Elf: Best homemade  
    • Incredible Inflatables: Best inflatable display  
    • Holiday Spirit: Best overall 
  • In-person judging will take place the week of December 18.  Participants do not need to be present or available during judging.  Only homes in the City of Porterville are eligible for the Judges' Choice category.
  • People's Choice will be voted on by the public  based on participant photo submissions.  Participants can chose not to enter this portion of the contest.  
  • Winners will be announced by December 24 on our social media pages and website.
  • There is no cost to register! 
  • Entries will be accepted December 1- 18.
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