Christmas Splendor Contest

Dates & Times

City of East Peoria Beautification Commission Logo


Untangle the lights, blow up the holiday inflatables and enter the 2019 Christmas Splendor Exterior Decorating Contest!

The East Peoria Beautification Commission’s annual contest is part of the Festival of Lights. Christmas Splendor contestants can enter their own structure or neighborhood, or enter others.

Who Can Enter

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.


  • Business/Church/School
  • Neighborhood
  • Folepi Christmas Splendor (home) - excessive use of outdoor lighting and decorations, the more the merrier
  • Festive Inflatables (home) - five or more inflatables on display
  • Traditional (home) - anything from simple to extravagant


Exterior contest displays must be visible from curbside. Those utilizing professional lighting services, as well as 2018 Christmas Splendor contest winners, are not eligible.


Awards will be presented to those placing first and second in each category. The winning neighborhood will be recognized with a yard sign. Winners from the other categories  will receive a Folepi ornament will at the December 17, 2019 East Peoria City Council meeting.