Windcrest Light Up

Light Up Begins Saturday, December 2, 2023

The annual Windcrest Light-Up is a decades-old tradition in which residents decorate their homes with elaborate displays of holiday lights. We kick-off this tradition with the lighting of the Light-Up Tree at City Hall and continue with an evening event filled with, music, vendors, food, hot chocolate, and photos with Santa. The public is invited to drive along neighborhood streets to view the brightly-lit house displays.

The Windcrest Light-Up Contest is held to pick the most beautifully decorated homes in various judging categories. Winners and participants of the contest are highlighted on the Windcrest Light-Up Map. Windcrest residents, scroll down to register your address for the light-up contest and/or the Light-Up Map.

Each year citizens and visitors are welcome to nominate addresses for the 'Peoples Choice Award.' Voting for the Peoples Choice Award opens up December 2nd.

Light-Up Ends December 31st 

2023 Light-Up Theme: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Early this summer the City announced the theme for the Windcrest 2023 Light Up Season, “ ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” in honor of the 200th anniversary of the beautiful poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” written by Clement Clarke Moore.

The narrative poem was first published anonymously in the Troy (New York) Sentinel on December 23, 1823. Since it has become a heartfelt tradition shared in many homes. The poem shares the story of St. Nicholas, the patron saint of Christmas, leading to the popularity of the figure of Santa Claus. We also learn about the eight magical reindeer who power St. Nicholas’ sleigh.  City management and leadership are looking forward to the artistic and light displays in honoring this holiday tradition. 

Mark your calendars for all the 2023 Light Up events. This year will be magical!

  • Monday, December 11: Light Up Judging Night – Participants need to have lights on by dusk.
  • Tuesday, December 12 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Mayor’s Light Up Bike Night at 8101 Midcrown Dr. 
  • Saturday, December 16 | 6:00  PM - 9:00 PM:  HO-HO-HO Market 
  1. Peoples Choice Award
  2. Light Up Bike Night
  3. Light-Up Contest & Map

Back by popular demand

In 2020 the City of Windcrest launched the 1st ever People's Choice Award. People nominate their favorite decorated house in Windcrest. The house with the MOST nominations wins this years People's Choice Award.