Christmas Splendor Contest

Beautification Commission with a purple flower inside a circle

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Christmas Splendor outdoor holiday decorating contest! The contest is part of the East Peoria Festival of Lights and is sponsored by the East Peoria Beautification Commission. There were 30 entries in the 2020 contest.


Home Categories

  • Folepi Christmas Splendor -properties with an excessive amount of lights and decorations (the more, the merrier):
    • First place - Jason Campbell, 218 Illini Drive
    • Second place - John Weaver, 125 Rue Vue du Lac
  • Festive Inflatables -five or more inflatables on display
    • First place - Darren and Becky McMillan, 124 Mackinac Drive
    • Second place - Gary Fugitt, 412 High Oak Drive
  • Traditional -anything from simple to elegant
    • First place - Mitchell Brown, 7 Wilmar Terrace
    • Second place - Veronica Marmitt, 710 Fondulac Drive

Other Categories

  • Business/Church/School
    • First place - Becks Florist, 105 Washington Street
    • Second place - Carpenter's Local Union 237, 2412 N Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    • 103 - 160 Cracklewood Lane


Awards go to those placing first and second in each category. The Neighborhood winner receives a yard sign and the other winners receive Festival of Lights ornaments. The winners received their prizes at the Tuesday, December 15, 2020 East Peoria City Council meeting.


The contest is open to those whose property is in the East Peoria corporate city limit including those in the Sunnyland area of East Peoria. All entrants must have the outdoor holiday lights on between 5:30 and 9 p.m. on the judging nights. Contest displays must be visible from curbside. Those utilizing professional lighting services as well as 2019 Christmas Splendor contest winners were not eligible.