Holiday Decorating and Lighting Contest

Season’s Greetings Newtown Square Residents and Businesses!  The Newtown Square Fire Company is embarking on a new holiday fund raiser aimed at promoting holiday spirit within the community.  The Christmas and Chanukah Season is a time to spread joy and good will among family and neighbors. What better way to promote the holiday spirit than to decorate and light up your home or business?

This year, the Fire Company is inviting the residents and businesses to enter into a holiday competition.   The concept of a holiday decorating and lighting contest came from other non-profit organizations across the United States, raising money for special needs.

  • ONLY residents and businesses in Newtown Township can register. Registration can take place on the Newtown Square Fire Company website or you can stop by the Firehouse and complete a registration form.   The entry fee is $20.00 per household and $20.00 per business.
  • Residents can only register in one category (Categories 1-4)
  • Businesses can register in category 5 only.
  • Your ideas must best represent the spirit of the category that you have registered.
  • Registration will open on November 12th at 7PM and will close on December 16th at 7PM.
  • The judging will take place from December 17th through December 19th during the hours of 6PM to 10PM.
  • The Peoples Choice Award will be selected by the general public. Eligible residents and businesses must be registered for one of the five categories.  The contestants addresses will be posted on the Newtown Square Fire Company website.  The general public can vote between December 1st and December 20th.
  • Newtown Square Fire Company members and their families are not eligible to participate in this contest.
  • Santa will be delivering the prizes during his tour of the township on-top of the Fire Truck December 21st and December 22nd.


Residents can register for one of the following categories:

  1. Nostalgic- most old-fashioned decorated house, best reminds me of my childhood display.
  2. Religious Theme- best display with a religious theme.
  3. Clark W. Griswold- excessive use of outdoor lights and decorations.
  4. Inside Out- best indoor display of decorations and lights that are visible from the outside.

Businesses can register for the following category:

  1. Best Business Display- All businesses (commercial, schools, churches, restaurants, etc..) in the township can register their best holiday display.

There is no registration for the categories listed below:

  1. Peoples Choice Awards- only those residents and businesses that have registered for the contest are eligible for this category. Voted on by the general public via the website.
  2. Best Decorated Street- You need only register for categories 1-5 to be eligible for this category. The more residents and businesses decorated on the street the merrier. This is not a monetary prize category, but merely gives you the right to brag!


Santa will deliver the good news to the lucky residents and businesses during his holiday tour around the township on December 21st and 22nd. You and your family could win a picture with Santa and his firefighter elves in front of the fire truck, a gift card to a local restaurant, children win a ride on the fire truck on a date of your choice, a winners sign posted on your front lawn and a picture of your family and your display in the local newspapers and internet sites.

Let’s put Newtown Square back on the map again as being the most festive community in the Delaware Valley.  Show your holiday spirit and enter today!

Proceeds from the contest benefit the Newtown Square Fire Company Personal Protective Equipment Fund.

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