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Light Up Wheaton Decorating Contest

Register November 12-December 10 | Wheaton | Free

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, non-profits, churches and other organizations. For those interested in a friendly community competition, enter this FREE decorating contest. Show the community your most creative, out-of-the-box and festive seasonal decorations and take part in Wheaton’s newest tradition.


Register your home or business from November 12 through December 10. Registered participants must submit a photo of their submission by Friday, December 10 at 11:59P to jviso@wheatonparks.org.



Judging will be from December 11-19. Judges will be observing houses during this period from 6-9P daily. All winners will receive a commemorative prize and $100 in local gift cards.

Photos of entries will be shared and available for voting on the City of Wheaton and Wheaton Park District Facebook pages. Participating locations will be listed on this site as they become available for families looking to drive by and see the entries in person.


  • Mayor’s Choice Award
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Most Creative*
  • Most Interactive*
  • Best Group (Multiple Houses/Neighborhood)*
  • Best Business/Non-Profit*

*New categories for 2021.

Award winners will be announced on Monday, December 20 via social media and email.

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, a chance to win a commemorative prize, $100 in local gift cards and bragging rights.


Please contact Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, Joe Viso, at jviso@wheatonparks.org or 630-510-5064.

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