Registration is now open for 2023 city wide contest that will offer over $3000 in prizes from various local businesses to its various winners

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It was two years ago that the City of Folsom started its annual city wide Holiday Lights Contest that has grown in popularity as residents got in the holiday spirit to decorate in competition for the coveted “winners sign” in different categories. This year, the contest is back and bigger than ever as Folsom Times has joined forces with the City of Folsom and is adding numerous valuable prizes from different businesses throughout the community. 

From fine dining to bowling, shopping, gardening, health and beauty services and more, a menagerie of “prize packs” for the various winners of this year’s contest have been assembled for the various winners of this fun and spirited holiday contest that is welcoming free entries from residents and business owners that are ready to light up their city this holiday season.  Altogether, Folsom Times will present over $3000 in prizes will be awarded in this year’s contest. 

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“The City of Folsom has done a great job bringing this contest to life the past two years. We wanted to make it even better and in challenging economic times, adding a collection of valued prizes seemed to be fitting,” said Adam Frick and Bill Sullivan, founders of Folsom Times.  “Our area business community was very eager to team with us and join the effort far beyond our expectations so we’re looking forward to lighting up Folsom this year even brighter than before. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with the city for this event.”

There is no charge to enter the contest. After December 8, members of the Folsom City Council will be traveling the streets of Folsom to view and then judge this year’s contest to determine the different winners. 

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How to register your residence or business:

  • Deadline to register your home or business is Friday, December 8 at 5 p.m.
  • Contestants must register for the contest to be judged and can do so easily and learn more online RIGHT HERE.   

The contest categories for 2023 are as follows:

  • Holly Jolly Residence – Best overall residence. 
  • Clark Griswold – Best use of holiday lights (residential). 
  • Hollywood Christmas – Best use of theme and/or fictional characters (residential).
  • Merry and Bright Business – Festive commercial business display (includes window painting).
  • Illuminate the Block – Best multi-house display.

Over $3000 in prizes for 2023:
All winners will receive a sign announcing their achievement from the City of Folsom.  Folsom Times will be providing a collection of community cheer packages containing a variety of gifts from area businesses that are detailed below.

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The winners of the respective categories will also be named and featured on www.folsomtimes.com once they have been determined by the city officials, they will also be recognized at a Folsom City Council Meeting, in the City of Folsom E-Newsletter and various city social media platforms.  Now to the prizes:

Holly Jolly Residence winner’s package contains then following:

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  • Local dining gift cards from: Bacchus House of Folsom, Mario’s Early Toast. Scotts’ Seafood, Riley’s on Sutter and Snook’s Chocolate Factory.
  • Bottle of wine courtesy of Willamette Wine Works
  • Float session for two at Symmetry for Health
  • $25 gift card for Green Acres Nursery

Clark Griswold winner’s package contains then following:

  • Local dining gift cards from: Bacchus House of Folsom, Mario’s Early Toast. Scotts’ Seafood, Plank Restaurant and Snook’s Chocolate Factory.
  • Bottle of wine courtesy of Willamette Wine Works
  • Float session for two at Symmetry for Health
  • $25 gift card for Green Acres Nursery

Hollywood Christmas winner’s package contains then following:

  • Local dining gift cards from: Bacchus House of Folsom, Mario’s Early Toast. Scotts’ Seafood, Plank Restaurant and Snook’s Chocolate Factory.
  • Bottle of wine courtesy of Willamette Wine Works
  • Float session for two at Symmetry for Health
  • $25 gift card for Green Acres Nursery
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Illuminate the Block winner’s package contains then following:

  • $50 gift card to Visconti’s Ristorante for each house on the block (up to 12)
  • Block party bowling party at FLB Entertainment Center
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Merry and Bright Business winner’s prize:

  • $800 business spotlight feature on Folsom Times and Folsom TV

All registered participants will be entered into a random drawing for the opportunity to win various additional gift cards from Green Acres Nursery, Riley’s on Sutter and others. 

Visit the Folsom Times official Holiday Light Contest page HERE for more information, access the city’s registration form and learn more about the many community businesses that helped with prizes this year.