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Posted on: November 11, 2021

Montgomery Holiday Decorations Contest Runs November 15- December 8 – Registration is now open

Holiday Decor Contest Entry 2019

Montgomery, IL –The Montgomery Beautification Committee will host its annual Holiday Decorations Contest to recognize homes and businesses for outstanding Holiday decorations. This year the Village is promoting their holiday activities and events under the umbrella, Montgomery Merry & Bright. This year’s holiday decorations contest kicks off holiday season in the Village. Residents can nominate their property, or someone else’s simply by submitting the property address online at Nominations for the 2021 contest will be accepted through December 5, which is the same night as the Tree Lighting & Visit with Santa planned for Village Hall beginning at 5P.

“The holidays are always special, but this contest really seems to encourage residents to take their holiday decorations to the next level,” says Dan Gier, Village Trustee, and chair of the Beautification Committee. “I think our community realizes the fun in decorating and driving around seeing everyone’s fun displays.”

Committee members will visit all the nominated addresses on the night of December 8 in order to recognize participants who meet and exceed the requirements. Residents are encouraged to ensure their lights are on and displays are complete by 5P 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 enjoyment of the community to drive around and see the winning home and business locations. Gier adds, “We have residents that put a lot of 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 5. Nominate a property via the Village website,, or email

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