Holiday Lights  Contest

MJB logoAre you ready to take the 3rd Annual Holiday Lights Contest Tour? Check out the Google Map to guide you through the City to see nearly 40 light displays.

This year there are two categories plus a People's Choice pick on the City's Facebook page.  

The Holiday Lights Contest is sponsored by MJB Heating & Cooling

Santa’s Favorite - Best Lights
As Santa rides his sleigh around Derby, which house will catch his eye? White lights, multi-colored lights or maybe even green? Start decorating early to capture Santa’s prize.
1st Place: $200 cash | 2nd Place: Santa-themed gift basket

Elves’ Favorite - Best Decorations
If Santa’s elves join him when he delivers presents, which house will have the most fun and interesting décor? A lighted reindeer or perhaps an inflatable Mickey Mouse or hand-crafted decorations. The house that provides entertainment for the elves will surely be the winner of this category.
1st Place: $200 cash | 2nd Place: Elf-themed gift basket

People’s Choice
Do you think you have what it takes to win the popular vote? All Holiday Lights Contest entries will be photographed and listed on the City’s Facebook page to get the public’s feedback on your decorations. Get your family and friends on board to “like” your photo for a chance to win.
1st Place: $200 cash | 2nd Place: Derby Proud-themed gift basket

*Entries can only win one category. If an entry wins two categories we will move to the second place entry.

Questions? Contact Janae' Springer at 788-1519 ext. 1232 or

2021 Winners

  • Traditional: Nellie Helms, 1424 Meadow Ridge Ct.
  • Most Creative: Mark, Echo & Mason Staats, 1307 Meadowhaven Ln. 
  • Neighborhood: Ross & Jessica Rawlins, 1425 Meadow Ridge Ct.
  • Business: NovaCare, 234 W. Greenway
  • People’s Choice: Gabe McKeever, 460 Spring Creek
     (determined by votes on the city’s Facebook page)

2020 Winners

  • Traditional: Paul and Jeanene VanEtten, 1506 E. Blue Spruce Rd.
  • Most Creative: Mark, Echo & Mason Staats, 1307 Meadowhaven Ln. 
  • Neighborhood: Jim and Marilyn Leiszler, 1112 E. Post Oak
  • Business: Calvary Baptist Church, 1636 E. Patriot Ave.
  • People’s Choice: Ed & Cheri Craig, 1426 S. Gasaway Dr.
     (determined by votes on the city’s Facebook page)