Contest Rules

  • There are two categories: Individual Homes and Neighborhood
  • All entries must be received by December 4, 2020.
  • Homes and neighborhoods in and around Yankton and the lake area are eligible to participate.
  • Homes/Neighborhoods must be located on a paved highway/street.
  • There is a non-refundable entry fee payable to Yankton Area Arts.(Individual Homes - $10, Neighborhoods - $50)
  • The address/neighborhood and a photo of all entries will be shared on YAA website as well as in social media posts.
  • Names of entrants will not be used in posts.
  • Judging will take place the week of during the month of December.
  • Judging will be limited to what decorations can be seen from the street.
  • Winners will be announced December 23.

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Winning Categories and Prizes


Winning Categories Prizes (winners choice)

Best of Show (Mayor's Choice)

People's Choice

Traditional Spirit of Christmas

Elegance of Design

Griswold Award

Holly Jolly Neighborhood

River's Edge Gift Box (Value $120)

Rita's Gift Certificate (Value $50)

Ace Hardware Gift Certificate (Value $50)

LilyCrest Lantern Display Case (Value $49)

Yankton Puzzle (Value $29.99)

Participating Homes and Neighborhoods

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People's Choice

507 Picotte

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Traditional Spirit of Christmas

1806 Summit St.

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Elegance of Design

402 E 21st Street

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Best in Show - Mayor's Choice

3006 N. Francis


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