Holiday Decorating & Lighting Contest


New Community Choice Category Added

Superior Holiday Lighting Contest | Explore SuperiorBy Brittany Berrens Markgren

The Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are excited to once again hold their annual Holiday Decorating and Lighting Contest, this time with a new “Community Choice” category.

The annual contest is free to enter and is open to residences and businesses in Superior and Douglas County. The Chamber Ambassadors will donate $5 to “Hunger Takes No Holiday” for each entry. Prizes will be awarded for six categories:

  • Ambassadors’ Choice
  • Best Use of Lights
  • Spirit Award
  • Master’s Division
  • Community Choice
  • Business

The new “Community Choice” category will integrate Facebook voting into the annual decorating contest. After the Dec. 1 entry deadline, photos of each entry will be uploaded to a photo album on the Chamber’s Facebook page. The photo with the most likes by Dec. 15 will be awarded the “Community Choice” prize.

The deadline to enter the contest is Tuesday, Dec. 1. Judging will take place Dec. 12-15 from 6-10 p.m., and awards are given Dec. 17. For more information on the contest and to download an entry form, visit Those interested in entering the contest may also stop by the Chamber office at 205 Belknap Street for an entry form, or can email

The 2015 Holiday Decorating and Lighting Contest is sponsored by the Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors along with support from Hammond Steakhouse, Barkers Island Inn, Eddie’s World Famous Ribs, Superior Rehab and Nursing Center, Grizzly’s, Dreamland Supper Club, Minnesota Coaches, Vintage Italian Pizza, and the Superior Business Improvement District.

About the Superior/Douglas County Chamber Ambassadors

The Chamber Ambassadors are a team of community-spirited individuals who are outgoing, dedicated Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce members or member employees. This “goodwill arm” of the Chamber welcomes new businesses to the community and celebrates business milestones with ribbon cutting ceremonies. They also volunteer at Chamber events, among other volunteer activities. Please visit to learn more about the Ambassadors or the Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce.

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