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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Light up North Bend holiday lighting contest returns for fourth year

Light Up North Bend 2023

The City of North Bend invites residents and businesses to make the City shine bright this holiday season as the fourth Annual Light up North Bend holiday lighting contest returns.

Every year, many local homes and businesses deck their places out for the community to admire! Light Up North Bend brings homes, businesses, and nonprofit organizations together for a bit of healthy competition.

If you plan to light up your home, property or storefront this winter, please consider joining the annual lighting contest: LIGHT UP NORTH BEND – A HOLIDAY SPIRIT CONTEST.

There are 4 divisions: Single-family home; Multi-family home (apartment, condo, townhome); Business; Neighborhood. There are 3 categories within the Single-family, Multi-family and Business Divisions:  

  • VMA: Best Use of Music
  • Hollywood: Best Theme
  • Griswold: Best ‘Overuse’ of Lights (channel your inner Clark)  

The Neighborhood Division winner will be chosen based on the largest number of homes decked out for the season.

The registration deadline is Thursday, December 7. Participating homes, businesses, and nonprofits must be decorated and ready by December 8 at 5 p.m. Judging will occur December 8 through 10 with the help North Bend commissioners, the North Bend Downtown Foundation, and other local leaders.

Register using this fillable PDF Light up North Bend registration form. Participants can email the form to bkeveren@northbendwa.gov or deliver to the City Hall Front Counter during business hours listed on the form.

Did we mention prizes? We won’t forget that part. The Neighborhood division winner will get bragging rights, and the winners of each category in the Single-Family, Multi-Family and Business Divisions will receive a $50 gift card to the North Bend business of their choosing.

The holiday fun won’t end once the winners are announced. After the judging is complete, we will share a map for community distribution so that everyone can do a Light Up North Bend Holiday Spirit Tour to take in the twinkling, decorated homes that participated.

Light Up North Bend 2023


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