Holiday Decorating Contest

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. The categories are:
    1. Home (top 3)
    2. Business (1 winner)
    3. People’s Choice
  3. Judging will take place between December 17th – 19th.
  4. Winners will be announced on December 23rd, and will be notified by email.


  1. Winners in each category will receive a $50 gift card to a Palo Alto restaurant of their choice.
  2.  Photos will be featured on City of Palo Alto social media. 

Click to view our map of contestants!

Voting opens at 5pm! Vote for your favorite's HERE.


Ways to Register
Register Online or d
ownload the event application and waiver  and e-mail form to  Staff will confirm your entry into the contest.