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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Holiday Decorations Contest Now Open Through December 10

House Decorated for Christmas 2022

Montgomery, IL –The Montgomery Beautification Committee will host its annual Holiday Decorations Contest to recognize homes and businesses for outstanding Holiday decorations that contribute to making "Montgomery Merry & Bright." Registration is now open for the contest, which kicks off the holiday season in the Village. Residents can nominate their home or someone else's by submitting the property address online at Nominations for the 2023 contest will be accepted through December 10, one week after the Annual Tree Lighting & Visit with Santa planned for Village Hall on Sunday, December 3, beginning at 5P.

"Our holiday decoration contest continues to grow each year," says Dan Gier, Village Trustee and chair of the Beautification Committee. "Not only with entries but the amazing displays our residents and businesses put out. Our committee truly enjoys driving around and seeing everyone's fun displays."

Only one nomination per address is required for the judges to review a home or business's display. Committee members will visit all the nominated addresses on December 13 to recognize participants who meet and exceed the requirements. Residents are encouraged to ensure their lights are on and displays are complete by 5:00 that evening. In addition, the committee will place a sign recognizing participants in front of the property.

Addresses of the homes will be available online after judging is complete for the community to drive around and see the winning home and business locations. Gier adds, "We have residents that put much time into brightening up the community, and we want to recognize those that do their part in making Montgomery an awesome place to live."

The Village of Montgomery Beautification Committee will accept nominations through Sunday, December 10. Nominate a property via the Village website,, or email

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