Mountain Parks Electric seeks entrants for holiday lighting contest |

Mountain Parks Electric seeks entrants for holiday lighting contest

In the classic holiday film “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” patriarch Clark Griswold is determined for his family to have a “hap-hap-happiest Christmas.” He installs 25,000 Christmas lights outside his house to impress his neighbors; instead, he causes a neighborhoodwide blackout. Fortunately, there are no Clark Griswolds in Grand County to cause Christmas blackouts, but there are plenty of spectacular light shows to awe neighbors.

Residents who feel they have a display to rival Griswold’s can enter Mountain Parks Electric’s Holiday Lighting Contest for a chance to win a $300 bill credit. Mountain Parks offers $200 for second prize and $100 for third prize.

People can email photos of their home’s holiday display in Grand or Jackson Counties to They can also post a photo in the comments section of Mountain Park’s Facebook post on the contest.

For those who don’t have their own stunning display, they can submit their neighbor’s home to the contest. If their neighbor wins, the submitter wins a $5 bill credit.

Contest Rules

  • Submit a photo of an outdoor lighting display by Facebook or email
  • Don’t list street addresses. When posting in the Facebook comments, only list the town/area the home is located. Example: “Tabernash” or “Grand Lake” or “rural Jackson County”
  • On or before Dec. 23, the Lighting Contest Committee (comprised of local chambers of commerce representatives) will review contest entries and select the winners.

The contest is sponsored by Mountain Parks Electric, the Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce, Hot Sulphur Springs Chamber of Commerce, Kremmling Area Chamber of Commerce, the Winter Park & Fraser Chamber and Destination Granby.

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