Holiday Decorating Contest

The City of Palo Alto invites you to decorate the exterior of your home, a front door/window, or your business in holiday-themed décor!  Judging will take place between December 19 - 23 and there are 3 different categories! Sign up by December 16 to participate! Questions? E-mail Deadline to sign up has been extended to Friday, December 16th! 


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2022 Holiday Decorating Map


Vote for your favorite decoration here!

Contest Rules

  1. All Palo Alto residents and businesses are encouraged to decorate the exterior of their homes, front door/window, or business in holiday-themed décor.

  2. Applications must be completed online by end of day December 16th.

  3. The categories are:

    1. Home

    2. Business

    3. People's Choice

  4. Judging will take place between December 19th – 23rd.

  5. Winners will be announced on December 26th and will be notified via email.


  1. A winner in each category will receive a $50 gift card to a Palo Alto restaurant of their choice.

  2. Decorative yard signs will be delivered to display for neighborhood bragging rights!

  3. Photos will be featured on the City of Palo Alto social media accounts.


2021 Holiday Decorating Participants


  • Monday, December 19, 2022 | 12:00 AM - Friday, December 23, 2022 | 11:59 PM


Palo Alto, CA