Revive Virginia! presents the


Business Holiday Decorating Contest

The  goal of this contest to have fun and create a great experience for families in our community to enjoy. Have a safe, healthy holiday.

Light Up, Virginia!



Register by 4:30pm on Sunday, November  14, 2021. 

Business Rules & Instructions

(Click here for the Residential Contest)

Participation in the Business Holiday Decorating Contest is open to all businesses, organizations, and churches  within the city limits of Virginia.

  1. Contest is for exterior decorations only, including decorations in windows that are visible from the exterior. Judging will be done from outside the business only.

  2. Entering this contest gives consent for photos of business exterior to be featured in local media, Revive Virginia & City social media outlets, Revive & City websites and/or published in the newspaper.

  3. Judging criteria will include unique design, creative use of lights and decorations, historic nostalgia where appropriate, and overall presentation.

  4. Judging will be done during evening hours on an unannounced date between Nov 18 - Nov 21, 2021.  

  5. Participants should ensure that all lights and decorations are in place and activated for the judging periods listed above.

  6. Spectators will be offered a chance to vote for their favorite in the "Peoples Choice" category.  These votes will be compiled through an Internet based platform and the property with the majority of votes will be awarded the title of "PEOPLE'S CHOICE".

  7. Businesses may allow school groups or organizations to decorate for them. Entrants are fully responsible for gaining permission to decorate areas that belong to someone else. Revive Virginia will not be responsible for making such contacts and/or arrangements.

  8. Participants agree to have one or more photos of their decorated business posted on the Festival of Trees Website, published on Revive Virginia's and Festival of Tree's Social Media pages, and/or in area news media. Participant agrees there will be no compensation of any kind for said posting or publication

Prizes will be awarded in the form of a pre-paid VISA card and/or cash:


One 1st prize $100;

One 2nd prize $75;

One 3rd prize $50

And One PEOPLES CHOICE award with a prize of $25

 If you have questions email or call Britt at 218-780-5776 or (218) 749-3573.

This is a community project led by ReVive Virginia, a proud 2021 Festival of Trees Event.