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Will Your Neighbors and You Win a Holiday Party?

It’s time to haul out the ladder and tap your inner Griswold because the holiday decorating judges are coming!

But you have to remember to invite them! Judges for WOW’s 20th annual Westchase Holiday Decorating Contest will be hitting the road the weekend of Dec. 7-8! This year the best decorated subdivision, street or group of homes (our definition of “block”) will win annual bragging rights and $300 to throw a New Year’s block party. So get your neighbors organized today. (Hint: Shaming helps.)

The first, second and third place individual winners for best decorated house will also win a prize package to be determined (The individual home prizes are usually gift cards to home improvement stores so you can buy more holiday swag on discount after the holidays.)

One set of prizes will be awarded in Westchase; another set will be awarded within those neighborhoods receiving WOW Northwest.

Judging will take place the weekend of Dec. 7-8 (regardless of weather) and winners will appear in January’s WOW. Judging will take place in the evening after dusk so make sure your lights are on! To have judges look at your home, a neighbor’s home or your block (group of homes), please email the neighborhood name and house address(es) to Business Manager Leslie Blaze at by Thursday, Dec. 6.

After judging, a list of the area’s best homes will appear on so that all residents can take a holiday light tour.

As a friendly reminder for our Weschase readers, decorative lights may be displayed between Thanksgiving and Jan. 15, according to the Westchase Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions.

Good luck to all!

Want to Win?

This year, in order to give the judges time to do their holiday shopping, we’re not going to make them drive by every single house (It takes more than seven hours!). If you’d like your home, a neighbor’s home or a group of homes considered by WOW’s Decorating Contest judges, please email the neighborhood name and house address(es) to by Thursday, Dec. 6. You can submit your home or that of a friend. Don’t be shy!


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