Yellowknife’s Christmas Lights competition starts Thursday

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There’s nothing like the competitive spirit to ring in the holidays.

Yellowknife’s annual Christmas Lights competition starts Thursday, and for anyone looking to dazzle their neighbours with Christmas decorations, here’s your chance to go all out.

Before Dec. 5, residents and business owners can spruce up their properties to compete in one of eight categories, from decorations using non-electric light sources to the most over-the-top ‘blinding’ light displays.

A 2015 competitor in the 'alternative' category. Photo courtesy: City of Yellowknife on Facebook.
A 2015 competitor in the ‘alternative’ category. Photo courtesy: City of Yellowknife on Facebook.

Holly Ferris, special events coordinator with the city, says it’s a fun way to kick off the holiday season.

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“It’s the festive season,” she said. “Everyone loves Christmas lights, it’s great.”

The city will also provide a tour showcasing some of the city’s best light displays once the competition is over.

From Dec. 5 to Dec. 7, judges will visit entry locations and put pictures of their top five picks in each category on the city’s Facebook page.

From there, it’s all in the public’s hands. People can vote for their favourite decorators with a like between Dec. 9 and Dec. 12. Voting closes on Dec. 12 at 4 p.m.

Prizes will be donated by Northland Utilities for the top entries. For more information, click here.

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