Light up North Bend Holiday Lighting Contest Returns for the Third Year

The City of North Bend invites residents and businesses to make the city shine bright this holiday season as the 3rd Annual Light up North Bend holiday lighting contest returns.

Launched in 2020 when the pandemic limited holiday traditions, Light up North Bend proved to be such a popular event that the city is bringing it back for 2022

Enter the city’s 3rd annual lighting contest: LIGHT UP NORTH BEND – A HOLIDAY SPIRIT CONTEST.

There are 4 Divisions: Single-family homes; Multi-family homes (apartment, condo, townhome); Business; Neighborhood. There are three categories within the Single-family, Multi-family and Business Divisions:  

  • VMA: Best Use of Music
  • Hollywood: Best Theme
  • Griswold: Best ‘Overuse’ of Lights (channel your inner Clark)  

The Neighborhood Division winner will be chosen based on the largest number of homes decked out for the season.

The registration deadline is Thursday, December 8th. Participating homes and businesses must be decorated and ready by December 9th at 5 p.m. Judging will occur December 9 – 11 with the help of North Bend city council members and other local leaders.

Register using this fillable PDF Light up North Bend registration form. Participants can email the form to  or deliver to the City Hall Front Counter during the business hours listed on the form.

Did they mention prizes? The neighborhood division winner will get bragging rights, and the winners of each category in the Single-Family, Multi-Family and Business Divisions will receive a $50 gift card to the North Bend business of their choosing. They won’t forget that part.

Like last year, the holiday fun won’t end once the winners are announced. After the judging, the city will create a map for community distribution so that residents can do a Light Up North Bend Holiday Spirit Tour to see all the twinkling, decorated homes that participated.

[Information provided by the city of North Bend]

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