Christmas Decorating Contest | Nibley Lights Tour 2023

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2023 Awards Coming Soon Award Photos 2022 Award Photos 2021
Award Family Address:
Overall Presentation 1st
Overall Presentation 2nd
Overall Presentation 3rd
Special Effects 1st
Special Effects 2nd
Special Effects 3rd
Best Theme 1st
Best Theme 2nd
Best Theme 3rd
Christmas Classic 1st
Christmas Classic 2nd
Christmas Classic 3rd
Griswold 1st
Griswold 2nd
Griswold 3rd
Rudolph Choice
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
Impressive Entry
Impressive Entry

Registration CLOSED

Contest Rules:
1-Participation is open to all Nibley residents.
2-Contest is limited to what can be seen from the street side of the house at night.
3-Submitting this entry form allows Nibley City Recreation permission to use any images or video of the decorated home for promotional purposes.
4-Living humans or live animals are not allowed as part of the display.
5-Category winners must display the category award lawn sign & sponsor sign until Dec 31st
6-Only qualified entries will be included in the Nibley Lights Tour and prize drawing.

Deadline for all entries is Nov 28th @ 5 pm. Judging will then take place on Nov 29th & 30th (Judges decisions are final). Winners will be presented with fabulous prizes and award signs at their home on Dec 1st or 2nd. We request that participants keep their houses decorated through the holiday season for the deLIGHT of the community.

FREE Entry for Nibley Residents

Category Descriptions:

Griswold: think of Clark W. Griswold of the Christmas Vacation movie.  These entries have a significant number of lights, on multiple surfaces.  Some of the past entries have added themed elements from this specific movie.

Best Theme: these entries have an obvious harmonious theme

Special Effects: many of these entries set their lights to music, and or include a moving display.

Christmas Classic:  think of Thomas Kinkade or Norman Rockwell, these are vintage style classic lights and decoration displays that are almost timeless.

Category Registration:

While every entry will be eligible for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for “Overall Presentation” awards entries must select an award category they are presenting.  Each award category will have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mentions.  Entries will be eligible for only one award and the categories include: Best Theme, Griswold, Special Effects, and Classic Christmas.  Judges do however, reserve the option to offer an award in a different category than registered for if they feel it fits, and may also to create an original award title as needed to recognize exceptional original work.


Individuals from Nibley and beyond including City Staff, Nibley Public officials from our Parks and Recreation Committee and Friends Group, and our Nibley City Council will evaluate entries for category awards.  Preliminary Judges will determine the entries that qualify for, judging, the prize drawing, and the Nibley Lights tour and may choose to limit the total number of entries for all of the above.

Awards & Prizes:
Top entries receive lights, candy, and other Christmas items along with an award sign to display at their home.

Drawing Prizes:
Event sponsors are exploring what they might offer contest participants.  Every entry will be eligible for these prizes.  Details will be posted as they become available.


Registration Closed for 2023