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Posted on: December 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Lighting Contest underway

2020 Holiday Lights Winner

Rock Island residents are invited to participate in festive fun by lighting up their yards and homes in celebration of the holidays!

The City of Rock Island’s Beautification Commission is sponsoring the 37th Annual Holiday Lighting Contest. The contest is intended to recognize Rock Island residents and businesses who craft seasonal displays that are enjoyed by many people throughout the holidays. The nominated properties will be viewed and scored by members of the Beautification Commission.

To nominate a residential or commercial light display, send the name of the business or resident and the address of the display via e-mail to or call (309) 732-2905 by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16. Judging will take place on the evening of December 19th, when all displays should be illuminated by 5:30 p.m.

Certificates will be awarded by Mayor Mike Thoms for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in both the residential and commercial categories during a January city council meeting.

Here's a glimpse of the 2020 1st place winner, May Yazeji, of 17 Chippiannock Trail.

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