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Light Up Wheaton

Brighten the Season Together

The City of Wheaton and the Wheaton Park District present Light Up Wheaton and encourage the community to Brighten the Season Together. All are encouraged to “light up” their homes, businesses, nonprofits, churches and other organizations. For those interested in a friendly community competition, enter in the first-ever FREE Light Up Wheaton Contest. Show the community your most creative, out of the box and festive seasonal decorations and take part in Wheaton’s newest tradition.

Decorating Contest Details:

Sign Up: November 18-December 10
Judging: December 11-December 20

Participants have the chance to compete for both the Peoples’ Choice Award and Mayor’s Choice Award. Registration is required and participants must submit a photo of their submission by Thursday, December 10 to aseklecki@wheatonparks.org. Photos will be shared on the City of Wheaton and Wheaton Park District Facebook Pages for public voting and all homes participating will be listed on the website for families looking to drive by and see the entries in person.

How to Enter:

Details on official contest rules will be sent to all participants after registration. Eligible participants must be located within Wheaton City limits and/or Wheaton Park District boundaries. Registration is FREE and includes contest entry, chance to win $100 in Downtown Wheaton Association and Wheaton Park District gift cards and listing on the contest website.

Enter Contest

Award Details:

PEOPLES’ CHOICE AWARD | The photo that receives the most social media engagement will win the People’s Choice Award (a plaque and $100 in local gift cards).
MAYOR’S CHOICE AWARD | Judged by Mayor Phil Suess and Wheaton City Council Members. Judging will take place the week of December 11th and the winner will also receive a plaque and $100 in local gift cards.

Award winners will be announced via social media the week of December 21, 2020.

Participating Locations:

For those looking to view the participating locations, please check back or visit wheaton.il.us/1058/Light-Up-Wheaton to find a list of locations near you.

Contact Us:

Questions? Contact Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, Amy Seklecki, at aseklecki@wheatonparks.org or 630-510-4989.


November 18, 2020
December 21, 2020
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City of Wheaton & Wheaton Park District

PHOTO RELEASE: The Wheaton Park District takes photographs or video of participants promoting our programs, services, events, activities, and facilities in our brochures, website or agency social media, etc. By participating in or attending any Wheaton Park District activities the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) agrees to the use and distribution of his or her image (or image of a minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such activities for any purpose without inspection, compensation, or any other consideration now and in the future.

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