Home Decorating Contest

Lights On

Lights On is in it’s second Annual Festival Noël and we are hopeful that the City will embrace challenging their neighbours to celebrate the festive season with decorating the exterior of their homes. Join in the fun and maybe share in the wonderful prize money that is being offered.

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Open to residents of the City of Greater Sudbury

Entry Application Period:
November 14, 2022 to December 25, 2022

Winners Announced:
December 31, 2022


Prize Money

  • First Place $1,000
  • Runner Up $500
  • Finalist $250

Info: Gary J. Michalak ‭(705) 918-1534‬ or info@cafeheritage.ca

Submission Form

This year we are only taking video submissions.

Upload Your Video

Rules & Regulations

Please read these rules and instructions and if you have any questions contact Gary J. Michalak at 705.983.4297 or email at garyjm@sympatico.ca

  1. Participation is open to all residents within the boundaries of the City of Greater Sudbury.
  2. Entry is free, no cost or fees apply.
  3. Members of the Board of Directors of Café Heritage are not eligible to participate.
  4. Entry Applications must be received no later than 5 pm on Monday, December 9th 2022.
  5. Contest is for exterior decorations only, including decorations in windows that are visible from the exterior. Judging will be done from outside the residence only.
  6. Judging will be based on “curb appeal” as viewed from the street only. Therefore only those decorations located on the street side of the property will be judged (corner lots will be judged from both streets). Judges will not enter the property to view back or side yards.
  7. Participants agree to have one or more photos of their decorated residence exterior posted on the Café Heritage Facebook and/or published in the “Now Hear This”{ newsletter. Participant agrees there will be no compensation of any kind for said posting or publication.)
  8. Judging criteria will include
    • [a] Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations;
    • [b] Storyline or theme;
    • [c] Display and placement of decorations, animated objects, etc.; and
    • [d] Overall presentation.
  9. Judging will be done from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. during the period December 10th to December 15th 2022
  10. Participants should ensure that all lights, animations and decorations are in place and activated for the judging periods on both nights.
    • First Place $1,000,
    • Runner up winning $500 and the
    • 3rd place winner $250.
  12. Winners will be announced at the Festival Official Opening at Whitewater Park, Azilda scheduled for Friday December 16, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Winners need not be present to win and if not present will be notified by telephone.
  13. The first place winner will be placed in the Festival Noël Wall of Fame and will not be permitted to compete in following years.