The Christmas Spirit Awards are presented annually before the Christmas holiday. The contest is open to all residences and businesses.
Judges viewed decorations on residences, storefronts, building exteriors and display windows from a vehicle passing slowly or stopping in front. Judges did not leave the vehicle for close viewing of decorations. This year's judging took place on December 17.
Entrants must have their Christmas lights on by dusk.
Businesses and house numbers must be clearly marked for judges to see.
All decisions of the judges are official and final.
Attractive use of light and color
Creative display of theme
Entry and windows decor
Originality and creativity
Use of non-lighting decorations
Winners and Award Categories
Avondale Elegance - Elegantly displayed decor in the yard and the home interior and exterior, as seen from the street; a Southern Living/Martha Stewart effect.Connelly Residence at 10 Dartmouth Avenue
Williams Residence at 3254 Kensington Road
Business Award - For the most creative, original display of holiday cheer by a business.
Garage Door Studio, 128 N Avondale Rd
Children’s Appeal - Decorations that children like the most.Giager Residence, 1122 Berkley RoadMcDaniel Residence, 1166 Hess DriveKidd Residence, 3291 Wiltshire Drive
Sparkle and Pizzazz - Homes with the most artistic and creative use of lights or animation.Kropp/Kudla Residence, 73 Wiltshire Drive