Christmas Splendor Contest

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Eight properties and a neighborhood have been honored for having holiday spirit by being named winners in the Festival of Lights Christmas Splendor Exterior Decorating Contest, sponsored by the East Peoria Beautification Commission. There were 32 entries in this year’s contest.


The Neighborhood winner receives a yard sign and the other winners receive Festival of Lights ornaments. The winners will receive their prizes at the Tuesday, December 17 East Peoria City Council meeting.

Folepi Christmas Splendor Division

Properties with an excessive amount of lights and decorations

First place (pictured below) - Tony and Carrie Howard, 159 Cracklewood Lane 

House decorated with Christmas lights

Second place - Bill Walker, 209 Mary St.

Traditional Division

Anything from simple to extravagant

First place (pictured below) - Jason Roake, 3414 N. Main St.

House decorated with Christmas lights

Second place - Tom Christison, 105 Louis Court.

Festive Inflatables Division

Having five or more inflatable decorations on display

First place (pictured below) - Dakota Carrigan, 613 Simon Drive

House decorated with Christmas lights and decorations

Second place - Robert Hunsicker and Jessica Ryder, 225 Avondale Drive.

Business/Church/School Division

First place (pictured below) - The Picker’s Daughter, 125 E. Washington St.

Business window decorated with Christmas lights

Second place - Carl’s Bakery, 819 E. Camp St.

Neighborhood Division

Winner - Tom Tracy of 112 Highview Road.

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Want to see all the contestants in the Christmas Splendor contest? Click on the link, see the photos of the judges, and then scroll to the bottom to the map. Click on a red star and you can see the contestant's address and a photo of their decorations.

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