Holiday Lights  Contest

MJB logoThe 4th Annual Holiday Lights Contest will be held Dec. 2-23, 2023.

The Holiday Lights Contest is sponsored by MJB Heating & Cooling and Rheem.

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

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

2022 Winners

  • Santa’s Favorite
    • 1st Place: Wayne Molt, 2206 N. Woodard
    • 2nd Place: Jason & Elizabeth Stanton, 725 N. Bel Arbor
  • Elves Favorite
    • 1st Place: Devin & Bekah Smith, 1306 E. Brendonwood Rd.
    • 2nd Place: Ronda Thomas, 625 N. Marguerite Parkway
  • People’s Choice: 
    • 1st Place: Beau Chrans, 900 N. Baltimore
    • 2nd Place: John Watkins, 1624 E. Blue Spruce Circle
      (determined by votes on the city’s Facebook page)

2022 Elves Favorite 1st Place 1306 E Brendonwood Rd

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)

  1. Janae' Springer

    Communications Coordinator
    Phone: 316-788-1519 ext. 1232