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Holiday Decorating

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Welcome to the City of Avalon's Annual Home Holiday Decorating Contest!

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Who's got the most holiday spirit?

You be the judge!

Here's how it works...

Everyone is a judge! Avalon Smart Homes will post pictures and a short video of each participant on the Avalon Smart Homes Facebook page.  Winners will be decided on the number of Likes, Comments and Shares on the original post ONLY. 


Contest Rules

  1. Participation is open to all residents within the City of Avalon.

  2. Entry is free, no cost or fees apply.

  3. Entry applications must be received no later than 12:00 pm on Sunday, December 11, 2022.  They must be submitted via the online form below. 

  4. Entries will only be allowed ONE POST. We will coordinate with participants when they are ready for pictures and video for post on Avalon Smart Homes Facebook page

  5. The contest is for exterior decorations only, including decorations in windows that are visible from the exterior. Judging will be done from outside the residence only.

  6. Judging will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street only. Therefore, only those decorations located on the street side of the property will be judged (corner lots will be judged from both streets). Judges will not enter the property to view back or side yards.

  7. Participants agree to have their address posted on the Avalon Smart Homes Website/Facebook page and the City of Avalon website/Facebook Page.

  8. Participants agree to have one or more photos of their decorated residence exterior posted on the Avalon Smart Homes Website/Facebook page and City of Avalon website/Facebook page. Pictures may also be posted in other social media outlets and in local media publications or websites. Participants agree there will be no compensation of any kind for said posting or publication.

  9. One Grand Prize, with four additional prizes will be awarded. (Details to follow)

  10. Judging criteria will include [a] Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations; [b] Story-line or theme; [c] Display and placement of decorations; and [d] Overall presentation.

  11. Judging will close Tuesday, December 13th at 5pm.

  12. Participants should ensure that all lights and decorations are in place and activated for the judging period. Individual Judging period is determined by participants time of entry and Facebook Post on Avalon Smart Homes Facebook Page until 10pm Monday December 12th.

  13. Upon entry, participants will receive a sign for their home, window or yard. Sign is to be placed in a visible location viewable to the public to acknowledge participation in the contest. Their home location will be pinned on the map below for others to find.

  14. Winners will be notified by email and/or telephone on Tuesday, December 13.

  15. Winners will be announced Friday December 16th, in the Catalina Islander Newspaper,  posted on the City of Avalon and Avalon Smart Homes websites and social media outlets.


Be creative, be festive, have fun.  Happy Holidays!

Sign up and see your location pin on the map

Please allow up to 24 hours for your pin location to show on the map

Holiday Decorating Contest Participant Entry Form

Fill out the information below to enter.

Once completed, you will be contacted

by a member of the contest crew.

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Thank you! We will be in touch soon!