Twas' the Lights Before Christmas


                                                                                   Home Decorating Contest
                                                Do you have the most festive house in your neighborhood?
                 The City of Burton Parks & Recreation invites all residents in the City of Burton to Participate in a
                                                                       Holiday Home Decorating Contest!

Winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:
Merry & Bright (Best display of lights)
Fa-La-La-La-La (Decorate anyway you want because you LOVE Christmas)
Creative Inflatables (Best use of inflatables)
White Christmas (Classic Elegance)
Reason for the Season (Capture the true meaning of Christmas)
Christmas Story (Most nostalgic-Best reminder of the old days)
North Pole (Best interpretation of Santa's Workshop/North Pole)

          Grand Prize Winner will be awarded the 2020 City of Burton Clark W. Griswold Award!
                                                      (Grand Prize Winner will receive $100 Visa Gift Card)

There are 3 ways to enter the Home Decorating Contest:
1. Fill out the registration form and send to:
   City of Burton-Amy Clous
   4303 S. Center Rd.
   Burton, MI 48519
2. Register online at
    Departments-Parks & Recreation
    Holiday Home Decorating Contest
3. E-mail the registration form to

                                                         Contest Rules:
1. Participants must reside in the City of Burton.
2. All participants are required to have their lights & decorations in operation for judging purposes. Judging will take place December 17 & December 18 after 5:00 pm. Judging is based on "curb appeal" as viewed from the street only. Therefore, only decorations located on the street side of the property will be judged (corner lots will be judged from both sides). Judges will not enter property to view back or side yards. Winners will be announced at the City Council Meeting on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm.
3. In order to take part in the contest, you must fill out an entry form and e-mail or mail to Amy Clous. You may also register online. All entries must be received by Monday, December 14, 2020 in our office by 5:00 pm.
Address:  City of Burton-Amy Clous
                    4303 S. Center Rd.
                    Burton, MI 48519
Online Registration:
                                           Departments-Parks & Recreation
                                           Holiday Home Decorating Contest

                               We hope that all the City of Burton residents will participate and help spread
                          a little Christmas cheer with the message of hope, peace & joy through lights.  

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