Members of Folsom City Council and members if city staff have completed their judging and named the winners of the 2023 City of Folsom Holiday Lighting Contest presented by Folsom Times. 

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The City of Folsom notified the winners Friday morning and has delivered the official “winners” signs accordingly. The staff of Folsom Times and All Town Media LLC will be in contact with each of the winners to arrange delivery of the sponsored prizes. 

A total of 44 homes made up 51 total entries to form the playing field for this year’s competition, a record high number of entries. Over $3,000 in prize packages were up for grabs, sponsored by Folsom Times and its advertising partners throughout the community. A total of four categories were just over the past week by city officials, who have announced the winners as follows: 

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Holly Jolly Residence – best overall residence: 530 Flower Drive

Clark Griswold – best use of holiday lights (residential): 360 Listowe Drive

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Hollywood Christmas – best use of theme and/or fictional characters (residential): 152 Witmer Drive

Illuminate the Block – best multi-house display: Ledgemont Court

Merry and Bright Business – festive commercial business display: Bayside Church, 870/890 Glenn Drive

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See photos of the winning homes provided by the City of Folsom’s Chris Shepard below.

This marks the third year the City of Folsom has organized a community contest of this type. It also marks the first year the event has had sponsorship behind it after the city welcomed a partnership with Folsom Times, which pulled the business community together this year with hearty prize packages and has already secured more interest for next year from many more.

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The annual City of Folsom Holiday Lighting Contest first began after Folsom City council member YK Chalamcherla presented the idea just before the holiday season in 2020. What started as a fast paced contest in the heart of the pandemic is now an annual event for years to come, with residents and local businesses all coming together to celebrate the spirit of the holidays with some friendly, festive competition. 

Residents who want to cruise the neighborhoods and check out all of the competing homes can find the 51 registered entries and their addresses in our official contest entry directory page by clicking here.  You can also view a map format of enteries on the City of Folsom’s website here.

The prizes detailed: 

Holly Jolly Residence winner’s package contains the following:

  • 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 the 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 the 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

Block party bowling party at FLB Entertainment Center

Merry and Bright Business winner’s prize:

Three month business advertising spotlight feature provided by Folsom Times/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. 

Illuminate the Block – best multi-house display: Ledgemont Court

Hollywood Christmas – best use of theme and/or fictional characters (residential): 152 Witmer Drive

Clark Griswold – best use of holiday lights (residential): 360 Listowe Drive

Merry and Bright Business – festive commercial business display: Bayside Church, 870/890 Glenn Drive

Clark Griswold – best use of holiday lights (residential): 360 Listowe Drive
Hollywood Christmas – best use of theme and/or fictional characters (residential): 152 Witmer Drive
Holly Jolly Residence – best overall residence: 530 Flower Drive
Illuminate the Block – best multi-house display: Ledgemont Court
Merry and Bright Business – festive commercial business display: Bayside Church, 870/890 Glenn Drive

Thank you the businesses who partnered with Folsom Times in the sponsorship this year below: