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 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 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 displayed on the Windcrest Light-Up Map. Windcrest residents can begin registering for the Light-Up Contest on October 2nd, 2023

Each year citizens and visitors are welcome to nominate addresses for the 'Peoples Choice Award.' Voting for the Peoples Choice Award opens up December 4th, 2023

Light-Up Ends December 31st 

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

  1. Light-Up Contest & Map Registration
  2. Peoples Choice Award
  3. Light-Up Market

Light Up Map

Each year the City of Windcrest offers a map, for a donation to benefit the Windcrest Volunteer Fire Association and various city non-profits, featuring the locations of the "Light-Up" winners. Maps are available at various locations throughout the City during "Light-Up" season.

  • Fire Administration Office, 8601 Midcrown Dr. 8:00AM to 3:00PM Monday to Friday

Light-Up Contest

Each year the Windcrest Residents sign up to compete in the Windcrest Light-Up Contest. Here is a list of categories:

  1. Best Street and/or Cul-de-sac - The street and/or Cul-de-sac that has the best overall décor. (Each house in this entered in this category may also enter other “individual” categories) 
  2. Craft/Best use of Homemade - Décor The overall best decorated house utilizing homemade decorations
  3. Best Multimedia - The best use of choreographed lights, sounds, movies, or animation. 
  4. Best use of Inflatables - The House / Yard that has the best display consisting of inflatable decorations
  5. Religious - The best decorated home with a religious theme. 
  6. Best Use of Lights - The house with the best use of lights.
  7. Most Welcoming - This is the home with the best decorated and most welcoming mailbox and/or, doorway and/or porch area
  8. Best Business - This is the Business with the best decorated business in the City of Windcrest

Overall Awards

  • Best in Show - This would be the overall best decorated house in the City of Windcrest. 
  • Best use of Theme - The house that best exhibits the best display consistent with the current year’s theme.