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Deck the Halls Lighting Contest – Entries Due Friday!

December 14, 2022 | Grace Hubrig

This is your last chance to enter the Deck the Halls Lighting Contest! The contest is open to ALL Incline Village/Crystal Bay residents and businesses. Enter your festive residential light display, business light display, or business window display for a chance to win a prize. The resident winner receives a beautiful gift basket of locally made goods donated by Tahoe Gifting Co. The two business winners receive a free 1/4 page ad in our quarterly magazine reaching 9,000 local residents. Entries are due Friday 12/16 at midnight!

Our esteemed panel of judges, Mary Danahey Shelia Leijon, and Kathy Slocum, will be viewing officially entered displays on the evenings of 12/18 and 12/19 to select the winners!

Check out last year’s Brightest Residential Display winner, the Harrell Family! They created a Holiday Light Show set to music for the community to enjoy. Shows run every night Friday 12/16 – Tuesday 12/27 at 5:45 pm and 7:15 pm. Dress warm and bring a chair, the show is approximately 40 minutes long and is meant to be viewed from outside your car! Don’t worry, they can’t win the Lighting Contest two years in a row, so the title is still up for grabs this year.

Additionally, bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Sierra Community House or make a donation through the QR code at the show to Tahoe Family Solutions.

Our local schools have gotten into the Holiday lighting spirit!

Incline Elementary School students have been busy putting their STEAM skills to work this holiday season! As part of a school-wide project, students have designed their own parade floats and route. They programmed robots to carry their floats through the halls of IES. The holiday parade is scheduled for Thursday 12/22 at 10am.

And not to be outdone, Incline Middle School created a holiday light display on the Nevada Jane Porch. The 7th and 8th graders created all of the displays, chose the songs, coded the light sequences, and programmed the 13-minute show. The show runs daily from 5pm-9pm, and they are entering the Deck the Halls Lighting Contest!

A huge thank you to Terry Barberry and Incline Education Fund for supporting this project.

A big THANK YOU to our current lighting sponsors:

IVCBA • Travel North Tahoe Nevada • UNR at Lake Tahoe • Washoe County Sheriff Office • Lake Tahoe School • Anonymous Donor • Rejuventation Massage • Barton Tahoe Realty • Sierra Lawyers • Tahoe Speech, Language & Learning Center • Incline Village Community Hospital • Horn Family • Tanya Soule, Realtor • Lake Tahoe School

We’re still looking for lighting sponsors to help us continue lighting the village! Check out the festive lights along Tahoe Blvd, and donate at the link below.

Thank you to our lighting participants, contest participants, and all businesses who have decorated!

Official contest entries as of 12/14/22:

Village Christian Thrift Shop • Bowl Incline • Lakeshore Realty • Pet Network Humane Society • Incline Middle School Robotics • Muratore Family • CalliBacci Acres • High Sierra Gardens • Sano Family

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