‘Tis the season to be jolly!  The Recreation and Parks Commission invites you to spread holiday cheer throughout the Santa Maria Valley by participating in the 14th Annual Lights, Sights, and Holiday Nights Holiday Decoration Contest. Nominations will be accepted November 22nd through December 5th. Pre-judging will take place December 6 – 7th from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., with final judging taking place on December 8th from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

This annual contest is presented by the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Commission and the Recreation and Parks Department.  This year’s sponsors include KCOY 12 and FOX KKFX 11, the Santa Maria Sun, Santa Maria Times, and El Dorado Broadcasters.

Award recognition will be provided for the following categories: Best Decorated Residence, Best Decorated Business, Best Display Utilizing Energy Efficient Product, Most Inspirational, Neighborhood Spirit, and Most Nostalgic.

Nominations can be made by calling the Nomination Hotline at (805) 925-0951 ext. 984 or by visiting the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Administrative Office located at 615 South McClelland Street. All nominations for the unincorporated Orcutt area will be accepted, judged, and recognized by the Santa Maria Valley Lions Club.  To make an Orcutt area nomination please contact Theresa Aston at (805) 922-8835.