Holiday Decorating Contest & Tour of Lights

November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am – January 1, 2021 @ 7:00 am
Dayton, Virginia

Dayton is enhancing our annual holiday decorating contest this year to encourage people to Deck Dayton Out in Holiday Cheer!  We have added more categories and have posted a Directory of Lights with a map to encourage all to enjoy a tour of holiday lights through Dayton.  We need your help to Deck Dayton Out!  Let’s make our Town the place to visit this holiday season!


Click here for a Directory and map for our Tour of Lights. Printable version also available.


Categories include:

Clark Griswold Award (residential judged category): National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is a holiday favorite!  Their house was completely decked out with lights and decorations.  This category is totally over the top!

WINNER: 210 Keswick Drive

Classic Holiday Elegance Award (residential judged category): Very traditional and basic; clean, crisp, and tidy.  This category is all about celebrating the traditions of the holiday.

WINNER: 200 Keswick Drive

Winter Wonderland (residential judged category): This category is more theme concentrated, featuring snow, reindeer, snowmen, inflatables and/or lawn decorations.

WINNER: 119 Rhodes Hill Drive

Santa’s Workshop Award (business judged category): This category is for Businesses only and will be awarded to the business with the best overall holiday display.

WINNER: 201 & 205 Main Street (Mane Street Salon and Heritage Real Estate)

People’s Choice Award (spectator voted): This will be awarded by a cumulative majority vote of the spectators.

WINNER: 145 Eastview Street

363 College Street
369 College Street
125 Main Street
390 Mill Street
765 Mason Street
210 Sunset Drive
103 Rhodes Hill Drive
135 Westview Street