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Holiday Lights Contest - Winners from Past Years

Annual Best Holiday Decorated Home

The Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a town-wide holiday decorations contest for all North Plainfield residents.
The Recreation Department will judge all entries from 12/19 to 12/21. First, second and third place gift cards will be given to the winners.
First place is $100
2nd place is $75
3rd place is $50.
The top three prize winners will be notified and announced on Facebook on 12/23
In order to be eligible you must register (free) by submitting your name, street address and phone number to
Homes will not be considered unless they are registered.  

Please have your outside decorations completed by sundown 12/19

Outdoor decorations visible from the street will be judged by members of the community.
Registrations will be taken up until 11:59pm on 12/16
Holiday home decorating contest rules 2021.pdf

Have a happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

Event Date

Judging will take place December 19-21, 2021

Event Flyer

Download Holiday Lighting 2021 Flyer


All North Plainfield residents



2020 Contest Winners

1st place:   The Bashore-Kelley Family at 278 Brook Avenue
2nd place:  The Miranda Family at 23 Harrison Ave
3rd place:  The Antoneypillai Family at 132 Leland Ave

Since there were so many great entries and the votes were quite close, we would also like to give “Honorable Mention” to the following:

The Ondronette Family at 527 Oakridge Ave
The Yaeger Famlly at 450 Grove St.
The Cornejo Family at 45 Myrtle St.
The Alirangues Family at 112 Delacy St.
And The Mendez Family at 154 Delacy St. 

2019 Contest Winners

Congratulations to this year's 2019 winners:

1st Place:    Halderman home at 330 MOUNTAIN AVENUE
2nd Place:   Smith home at 3 EDGEWOOD COURT
3rd Place:    Celleri home at 329 JUDGES LANE

2018 Contest Winners

As expected, judging the homes for the best decorated holiday house contest was very challenging as there were a significant number of beautifully decorated homes.

We thank all 25 home owners for participating. It was exciting to drive around town and see many homes decorated for the holidays.

Congratulations to our 2018 winners:
1st place: The Antoneypillai Family residing at 132 Leland Ave.
2nd place winner is the Poyer family residing at 379 Watchung Ave.
3rd place winner is the Killimett family residing at 560 Parkview Ave.

The Department of Parks and Recreation wishes everyone a Happy, Healthy, Holiday Season!!

2017 Contest Winners

Our 2nd annual house decorating contest has come to an end. Several beautifully registered homes were judged by two girl scouts and one boy scout over a 2-day judging period.
Congratulations to the winning homes!!
1st Place: $100 gift card.  At the home owners request, their name is being withheld. The home is located at 381 Brook Ave.
2nd Place: $75 gift card. The Molina Family located at 464 Warfield Road.
3rd Place: $50 gift card. The Belyo Family located at 206 Sanford Ave.
Thank you to all of the home owners who registered for our contest. We look forward to our 3rd annual event.
Happy Holidays to Everyone!!
North Plainfield Recreation

2016 Contest Winners

The Recreation Department is pleased to announce our winners of the Holiday Decorations contest. The selection of the top three homes was very difficult not to mention challenging as there were many beautifully decorated homes to choose from.
Congratulations to our top three homes and thank you to all of the homes registered for the contest.
1st Place $100 Gift Card: Smith Family located at 3 Edgewood Court
2nd Place $75 Gift Card:  Molina Family located at 464 Warfield Road
3rd Place  $50 Gift Card:  Lopez Family located at 179 Grove St
The Parks and Recreation Department wishes everyone a very happy and healthy holiday season.
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