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It’s A Wonderful Life Lights Contest In Seneca Falls




Seneca Falls, NY, November 24, 2023—- Less than one week to get your entry in! Occurring as part of the Annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival slated for December 7-10, the deadline is fast approaching to enter the 9th Annual It’s A Wonderful Holiday Lights Contest! Start decorating now for the judging that takes place on December 4th and 5th; winners will be announced at the Community Festival Block Party on Thursday, December 7 from 5:00-8:00 pm on State Street.

Besides some great cash prizes, there’s the fun of decorating your house to enter in one of 3 main categories:

  • The Clarence Award (your display is so bright Clarence can see your lights from above)
  • The Mary Bailey Award (best use of traditional decoration)
  • The Uncle Billy Award (best use of holiday characters)

Two prizes will be awarded in each category: a $500 first place and $250 second place. Haidee Oropallo, president of the It’s a Wonderful Life Festival, shares “the contest provides an opportunity for Seneca Falls residents to get their ‘shine on’ and celebrate belonging to a community rich in the holiday spirit.” Ms. Oropallo mentions too that contestants must submit a photo of their decorations, which will be posted online for voting, where they become eligible for a $100 “Fan Favorite” prize.

Check out the rules and application form online at https://therealbedfordfalls.com/holiday-lights-registration-form/, or pick up an entry form from either the Downtown Deli at 53 Fall Street Seneca Falls or WomanMade Products at 91 Fall Street. Fill it out and give to one of the staff there! Contest is open to all Seneca Falls residents.

Here’s some inspiration from past winners:


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