In light of the pandemic, we’re doing something a little different this year and bringing the parade to the people! We’re inviting our community to light up the town and enter several outdoor decorating contest categories for a chance to win a visit from Santa and his parade of faithful city employees.
Instead of parade entries, your house or business building is now your “float” to decorate in holiday cheer. Decorate your house or business in lights, submit a photo, and we’ll create a community map of lights for everyone to enjoy throughout the month of December with their families.
To keep some of the 'Christmas on Green Street' tradition alive, on December 6th, Santa’s Parade will make its way through the town to wave hello to the winners!
Entries must be submitted by December 1st to be entered into the contest! (Later submissions will still be added to the holiday lights map.)
“String of Lights” - Most consecutive lighted houses* in a row. (1st and 2nd Prize)
“Homes for the Holidays” - Best neighborhood group display. (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize)
“Best Business” - The best decorated business storefront. (1st and 2nd Prize)
“Best of Gainesville” - the best looking house in town! (1st and 2nd Prize)
“People's Choice” - (The most ‘likes’ on FACEBOOK from Dec 1st - 3rd.) (1st Prize)
*houses refers to any residential building, including houses, condos, apartments.