House/Business 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 16 - 20 and there are 3 different categories! Sign up by December 15 to participate! Questions? E-mail

Check out the holiday decorations at these participating locations!

Vote for your favorite

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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 15th.

  3. The categories are:
    1. Home
    2. Business
    3. People's Choice
  4. Judging will take place between December 16th – 20th.

  5. Winners will be announced on December 23rd 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.



  • Thursday, December 16, 2021 | 12:00 AM - Monday, December 20, 2021 | 11:59 PM