The Holiday Home Lights contest encourages residents to help beautify and illuminate the McAllen landscape by lighting up their McAllen home. Those who would like to compete need to register by 11:59 p.m. Dec. 15. The Keep McAllen Beautiful social media sites will feature the addresses of participating homes.
“I really love Christmas and one of my favorite traditions is driving around town and looking at all the beautiful holiday lights and decorations,” said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling. “Whether those decorations are religious or traditional, whether homes use white lights or multi-colored lights, or even if they use a simple wreath, this is a beautiful way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. And this is a dazzling way to keep McAllen beautiful!”
Residents should follow four simple steps to register to become a contestant and possible winner:
- Go all out on holiday home decorations
- Snap a picture of lights’ display
- Post the best picture on Keep McAllen Beautiful’s event page “Holiday Home Lights Contest 2020” on Facebook @KeepMcAllenBeautiful
- Send home address to KMB via private Facebook inbox message
There are three ways to win the contest. One is by Keep McAllen Beautiful judges’ vote. Winners will also be chosen by Facebook likes; however, for likes to count as votes, accounts must like and follow the Keep McAllen Beautiful page. A third way to win is to earn an Honorable Mention distinction.
Prizes are as follows: First Place will win $150, plus a holiday meal from Cracker Barrel; Second Place will win $100, plus a holiday meal from Cracker Barrell; and Third Place will win $80, plus a holiday meal from Cracker Barrel. The Cracker Barrell holiday meal serves six to eight people and has an estimated value of $80. Winners must pick up prizes the week of Christmas.
Keep McAllen Beautiful will announce winners on Dec. 18.