The judges stopped by each house, took pictures and have now conferred and concurred.
It was really hard picking only four winners, because there were so many wonderfully decorated homes! If you didn’t win, it doesn’t mean that your house wasn’t outstanding. We have vowed next year to have more categories of winners.
The 2020 Winners
199 W. Fifth Ave. Log cabin (Map it)
owned by Dottie Dean and Elaine Pettry.
Highlights include a wonderful overdose of spotlighted Santas: Santa with his sleigh and reindeer, more reindeer in a hot air balloon suspended in the air, another life size Santa climbing over their railing onto their porch, and a Santa on a moon suspended from a tree. There are white and colored lights, music and more in this whimsical and fun display.
Religious … and so much more!
27 Glen Farms Drive (Map it)
owned by Karen and Ken Roundy.
Bring the family to see this Holiday Extravaganza! The entire large yard is full of holiday figures, lights and action. There is music accompaniment on a local radio station. The entire side of the house is the religious Christmas display, with a large star and beams radiating down over the manger and Christ Child. Please keep music and noise down so as not to disturb the neighbors, and please don’t turn your car around in anyone’s driveway when you leave.
272 Freeland Drive (Map it)
owned by Denise Stein and her family.
Denise took the indoors outdoors by creating a cozy holiday “living room” in her front yard with sparkling wine on a formally set table, tiki lights, music, and a blazing chimenea which warmed the judges after a cold night of evaluating houses. Colonial features include garlands around the front door, wreaths on all the windows and a star shining from a center top floor window. The display was very welcoming and scored high on our creativity scale.
Because no one entered the Most Extravagant, “Griswold Christmas” category (guess none of us believe we have over-the-top taste) we voted on a Runner Up, Any Category Winner. And the winner is:
219 Ruby Drive (Map it)
owned by Erin Eperthener and her family.
Erin’s white lights, wreaths in the windows, garlands, window boxes, and the old fashioned sled leaning against a front porch column expressed well executed and classic good taste. Consult with Erin about decorations for the next time you invite your boss to dinner.
To celebrate the 2020 holiday season, the Collegeville Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) is sponsoring a Holiday House Decorating Contest for Collegeville Borough residents.
The 2020 Holiday Decorating Contest is limited to the residents of the Borough of Collegeville.
If you are unsure if you live in the borough check this map.
If you spend hours putting up lights and other displays outdoors for the holidays and would like some recognition for all your hard work, this contest is for you! You are just a click away from entering the CEDC’s 2020 Holiday Decorating Contest. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2020 at 5 p.m.
- There is no cost to enter the program.
- The contest will be judged on what can be seen from the street side of the house at night.
- People or live animals are not allowed as part of the display.
- All participants are requested to keep their houses decorated through December 31st so that the community can view and enjoy them.
- The entry deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 at 5 p.m.
- Judging will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 between 5:30 and 9 p.m.
- Winners will be notified by email on Thursday, December 17, 2020
- The judges’ decisions are final.
Judging Categories and Criteria
Residents should enter their houses in ONE of four categories:
- Most Extravagant (can you say “Griswold Christmas”)
- Traditional (colored lights or white lights, children’s fantasies, Santa Claus and friends, etc.)
- Religious (of any denomination)
- Colonial (candles in windows, greenery, white lights, the Williamsburg look, etc.)
All categories will be scored by the judges using the following criteria:
- Creativity: Originality, number of materials used, homemade vs. commercially made.
- Appearance: Color coordination, balance and overall attractiveness will be a major factors.
- Effort: Time and energy put into preparation and presentation
The winning homes will receive a trophy, bragging rights, and gift certificates to local businesses. Also, photos of the winning homes will be shared on this page and on CEDC social media.
Contest Entry Form
For questions or for more information about the contest, contact us at [email protected] or 610-409-0370.