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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Holiday Business Window & Home Decorating Contests/Lights Fantastic Float Registration



There are many opportunities coming up to celebrate and showcase your Holiday cheer this Winter here in Carbondale, Illinois!

One way is to decorate the windows for your business or organization and submit to the Annual Lights Fantastic Window Decorating Competition! Submit by emailing [email protected] by November 30th. Judging will take place on December 1st, and winners will be announced Dec. 2nd.

Another way is by registering to have a float or your band be a part of the Lights Fantastic Parade! To do so, fill out the registration form here, by Nov. 23.

Last but not least, you can submit your homes’ outdoor decorations for the Carbondale Holiday Lights Contest 2023. To do so, email your name, address, and photos of your homes’ decorations to [email protected] by Tuesday Dec. 19th. We wish everyone a happy and healthy Holiday Season and hope you are able to join in all the festivities.

“Carbondale prides itself on providing its visitors, students, businesses and residents with a unique mix of edge and ease. It’s a cultural town, yet free of pretense, embracing the great outdoors as readily as urban sophistication. Here, we are open to new ideas, experiences and cultures, so you are encouraged to both express yourself and be yourself, in all ways. That’s Carbondale…All Ways Open…for family, fun, business, new ideas and a bright tomorrow.”
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