City of Sun Prairie Holiday Decorating Contest

Haul out the lights for the City of Sun Prairie Holiday Decorating Contest.

Get in the spirit and join the 4th Annual Holiday Light Decorating Contest, hosted by the Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry (SPPRF) Department. The contest is free and is open to residences and businesses within the City of Sun Prairie.

How to register

Online registration is open until Thursday, Dec. 9 by visiting


Judging will be performed by city staff the week of Dec. 13. The exterior of your home/business should be illuminated between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. during those nights. Judges will score using the following criteria:

Creativity – Originality, number of materials used, homemade vs. commercially made

Appearance – Color coordination, balance, overall attractiveness, overall WOW factor

Effort – Time and energy put into preparation and presentation.

Award Categories

Judges will be looking for winners to receive gift card prizes donated by Sun Prairie Utilities in these categories:

• Best First-Time Entry (based on scoring criteria)

• Judge’s Choice (based on scoring criteria)

• People’s Choice (online community voting)

• NEW for 2021 — Best Decorated Business

All winners will receive an official City of Sun Prairie ‘Holiday Lights Contest Winner’ yard sign.

For more information, call the SPPRF at 608-837-3449.

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