Christmas Splendor Contest

Dates & Times

  • Entries accepted from November 17 through December 5, 2018
  • Judging takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on December 11 through 13, 2018
  • Christmas Splendor Entry Form
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Untangle the lights, blow up the holiday inflatables and enter the 2018 Christmas Splendor Exterior Decorating Contest!

The East Peoria Beautification Commission’s annual contest is part of the Festival of Lights. Christmas Splendor contestants can enter their own structure or neighborhood, or enter others.


  • Business/Church/School
  • Neighborhood
  • Folepi Christmas Splendor (home) - excessive use of outdoor lighting and decorations, the more the merrier
  • Festive Inflatables (home) - five or more inflatables on display


Entries will be accepted November 17 through December 5.

Judging will occur December 11 through December 13 and all entrants must have the outdoor lights on between 5:30 and 9 p.m. those nights.

Exterior contest displays must be visible from curbside. Those utilizing professional lighting services, as well as 2017 Christmas Splendor contest winners, are not eligible.


Awards will be presented to those placing first and second in each category. The winning neighborhood will be recognized with a yard sign. Winners from the other categories  will receive a Folepi ornament will at the December 18, 2018 East Peoria City Council meeting.