Light Up Oakley 2021

Holiday Lights Display & Contest

Dig out those Holiday lights from the attic and get creative. Whether you go for a traditional look, love 10-foot inflatables or take the Griswold Family to heart, all ideas are welcome! Both homes and businesses located in the Oakley neighborhood can participate. Let’s send 2021 out on a bright note!

Note: You don't have to be a Contestant, you can opt to list your location as Display Only and have it appear on the display map.


  • Residential categories: Best traditional, Best themed, Griswold award.
  • Business categories: Best outdoor display, Best window display. 
  • Best street/block
  • Two sets of prizes to be awarded for each category, one based on resident/community voting, and one based on Judges voting. The Judges are from our local Arts/Creative community


December 4th: To maximize your opportunities to win, we encourage everyone to submit your online sign-up/registration by 11:59 p.m. Photo of finished display (taken at night) must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. We will allow sign-up throughout the holidays.

December 2nd: Online voting opens

January 1st Online voting closes at 11:59 p.m.

January 4th: Winners Announced.

Display your lights through January 1 for our community to enjoy.

Sign-up Form: Click Here

Mobile/Voting App:  Click Here.    App installation and user guide: Click Here

If you would like to be considered in the contest, here are the rules:

  • To enter, we require a clear, “night-time” photo of your finished decorations.
  • Please try to keep your holiday display lit from dusk until at least 9 p.m. each night through the duration of the season.
  • Addresses of the entered houses and businesses will be made public online and in print for the community to use to drive by all participating displays.
  • When signing up, homeowners will provide a “House Title” for the display to be used instead of your name, as well as the exact address to show the location of your display.
  • We’re encouraging the community to help select winners by voting for their favorite entries. Online voting will be open from December 2 – January1. Ask your family, friends and neighbors to vote for your Holiday lights to win! Community voting will account for 50% of the final decision. A judge’s panel from the Oakley Community Council will have the other 50% of the final decision.  
  • Winners will be selected in both home and business categories. Prizes for local business will be awarded to each winner.

If you're a business and would like to donate product/gift cards as prizes, please complete this Form


  • The contest is a fun, family-friendly event.  As we want to keep the focus on the holiday spirit, inappropriate or derogatory signage, including political statements of any kind, will NOT be permitted in this contest. Your entry will be disqualified and removed from voting.
  • All participating houses and businesses agree to have photos of the outside of their house/business and address posted and printed publicly. We will never disclose your name in relation to the addresses printed without your prior approval. Instead, you will submit a “House/Business Title.”
  • The Oakley Community Council assumes no responsibility for broken or damaged displays on the homeowner’s property, or any consequences from abnormal traffic patterns.
  • Votes will be tabulated at the end of the voting period and all results will be final.

If you have questions, please contact Tina Hubert, community member and contest chair,, or Joe Groh (

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