Medina businesses, homes urged to enter ‘Village of Lights’ contest

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 November 2020 at 12:42 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA — These homes on Gwinn Street in Medina are lighted up on Saturday night. Medina celebrated its Olde Tyme Christmas on Saturday and wants to continue the festivities with a contest for businesses and residences who decorate for the holidays.

There will be seven categories in the contest, which is open to businesses and homes in the village. Entry forms should be submitted by Nov. 30 with the decorations in place by Dec. 7. Click here to see an entry form and click here to see the rules for the contest. Only decorations on the front face and front lawn of houses will be judged.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Christmas Spirit – Traditional ($50)
  • Christmas Spirit – Innovative ($50)
  • Most Whimsical ($50)
  • Best Use of Lights ($50)
  • Probably Visible from Space ($50)
  • Best Business – Christmas Spirit ($50)
  • Best Business – Community Spirit ($50)
  • Grand Champion – $200.

This house on Gwinn Street already is packed with decorations and lights.

Many of the downtown businesses have their storefronts decorated for the holidays including Della’s Chocolates.

The Book Shoppe also has a display in its front window.