Christmas Splendor Contest

Beautification Commission with a purple flower inside a circle

Untangle the lights, blow up the holiday inflatables and enter the Christmas Splendor Contest, sponsored by the East Peoria Beautification Commission.

Entry, Judging and Award Dates


Home Categories

  • Folepi Christmas Splendor - properties with an excessive amount of lights and decorations (the more, the merrier).
  • Festive Inflatables - five or more inflatables on display
  • Traditional - anything from simple to elegant

Other Categories

  • Business/Church/School
  • Neighborhood


Awards will be presented to those placing first and second in each category. The Neighborhood winner receives a yard sign and the other winners receive Festival of Lights ornaments. The winners will receive their prizes at the Tuesday, December 15, 2020 East Peoria City Council meeting.


The contest is open to those whose property is in the East Peoria corporate city limit including those in the Sunnyland area of East Peoria. All entrants must have the outdoor holiday lights on between 5:30 and 9 p.m. on the judging nights. Contest displays must be visible from curbside. Those utilizing professional lighting services as well as 2019 Christmas Splendor contest winners are not eligible.