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2018 Holiday Lights Decorating Contest in Darien

Dec 03, 2018 10:19AM ● By Hannah Ott
Darien, IL - The City of Darien, along with the Holiday Home Decorating Committee, will again be sponsoring a Holiday Lights Decorating Contest. Each year, residents that put extra effort into decorating their homes for the season are nominated by their friends and neighbors for recognition and prizes.

The first place home receives $200, second place, $100; third place, $50; and fourth and fifth place, $25. The committee will also look to recognize neighborhood blocks that put in extra effort in decorating their area. A minimum of 5 contiguous homes will be considered a block in order to be recognized. The top 5 blocks, as determined by the committee, will receive a certificate of recognition for their effort.

Nominations must be received by noon on December 7. To nominate a home or a block, including your own, call Diane at 630-353-8102 or email

On December 17, winners will be announced at the City Council Meeting, 1702 Plainfield Rd. The City of Darien thanks committee members Elizabeth Hayes, Jim Kiser and Gerry Leganski for serving on this volunteer committee.