Christmas and Holiday Spirit Awards

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.

Judging Criteria

  • Animation
  • Attractive use of light and color
  • Creative display of theme
  • Entry and windows decor
  • Originality and creativity
  • Overall effect
  • Use of non-lighting decorations
  • Yard decoration

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.10 Dartmouth Connelly HouseConnelly Residence at 10 Dartmouth Avenue

    3254 Kensington Williams House
    Williams Residence at 3254 Kensington Road

    Business Award - For the most creative, original display of holiday cheer by a business.128 N Avondale Rd Garage Door Studio

    Garage Door Studio, 128 N Avondale Rd
  • Children’s Appeal - Decorations that children like the most.1122 Berkeley Giager HouseGiager Residence, 1122 Berkley Road1166 Hess Drive McDaniel HouseMcDaniel Residence, 1166 Hess Drive3291 Wiltshire Dr Kidd HouseKidd Residence, 3291 Wiltshire Drive

  • Sparkle and Pizzazz - Homes with the most artistic and creative use of lights or animation.73 Wiltshire Kudla HouseKropp/Kudla Residence, 73 Wiltshire Drive

  • 11 Fairfield Plaza Boyd Vann HouseBoyd/Vann Residence, 11 Fairfield Plaza