Holiday lights contests set to light up cities and towns throughout the county

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Several cities and towns in San Bernardino County are holding contests and holiday lights events to bring out the holiday spirit in our communities this year.

There are three entries in the Holiday Porch Decorating contest in the Town of Yucca Valley this year. These beautiful images show the residents there are feeling merry and bright!

The City of Montclair is in the midst of judging their Holiday Lights contest this year as entries are now closed. Addresses to view the winning homes and photos will be available soon.

In the City of Chino Hills there is a Holiday Home Decorating Contest that closes Friday, December 11.

Judging will be based on the following criteria and there will be one winner for each category:

-Best Holiday Spirit
-Classic Holiday
-Best in Show

Winners will be notified on Wednesday, December 16.

The City of Upland has a Home for the Holidays house decorating contest to bring cheer to their neighborhoods!  Judging will be based on curb appeal only for exterior decorations, including decorations that are visible outside. All entries must be received no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 14.

This year’s decorating categories include:

-Most Whimsical  Light-hearted and full of holiday fun!
-Merry & Bright  Lights Extravaganza
-Holiday Spirit  Most festive display, unique in design, and creative use of lights and decoration.
-Musical Wonderland  Coordinated use of music, lights, and décor.
-Fan Favorite! – The fun isn’t over yet!  After the winners have been chosen for each category, visit the  City of Upland’s Facebook page  to vote for your favorite from Thursday, December 17 through Monday, December 21 at noon.  Each “like” clicked for each entry counts as one vote.   The “Fan Favorite” will receive a special holiday prize.

For additional information, please contact Upland Recreation and Community Services at (909) 931-4280.

The City of Twentynine Palms hosted a Community Light Decorating Contest & Self-Guided Tour Saturday, December 5.

The address list for the homes that participated can be found on the City’s website for the remainder of the month for all to enjoy

And last, but not ever least, in our own Winter Wonderland of Big Bear Lake, residents may visit the Big Bear Grizzly newspaper to see the Deck the House Holiday Lights Contest featuring 12 homes in Big Bear Valley decorated and entered in the contest. There is a link for voting on their website and a link to the addresses the site as well and in the weekly newspaper at

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