The Light-Up Laconia Holiday Decorating Competition, sponsored by Melcher & Prescott Insurance, promotes holiday and community spirit through a friendly decorating competition for residences and local businesses. Citizens are encouraged to decorate their homes, showcase their holiday cheer and outshine their neighbors. Local businesses are also encouraged to be creative and decorate for the season - decking their doors, rooftops and the like. The judges, a group of community members selected by Celebrate Laconia, will go around to each participating residence and business location between November 28, 2021 and December 17, 2021 to make their decisions. Registration deadline is November 21st. 



Residential categories (winners determined by the judges):

  • Clark Griswald - Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations - the display you can see from outer space!

  • Themed - Story line or scene

  • Traditional - Display and placement of decorations - light display that captures the classic Christmas motif.

  • Rookie - Creativity as a first time participant 

Members from the community will take part in selecting the Community Choice recipients and vote for their favorite holiday home and business. Each participant will have an official Light-Up Laconia outdoor sign posted to identify them as part of the competition. Online public voting will be open until December 17, 2021 with one vote per person. 

Here is the link to the interactive map of all participants:

Community Choice Award Voting Residential Homes:

Community Choice Award Voting Businesses:




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