Ionia Festival of Lights
Grab the lights from the attic and get to work!
Participate in Ionia's First Festival of Lights! We are encouraging you to light and decorate your home with as much holiday sparkle as you can.
For an official map of the Festival
To vote for your favorite house
To Register, here's what you need to know:
-Contest entry is FREE - you are responsible for all decorations and related expenses.
-You will be provided with an entry card with a number to be placed in your display, which much be visible from the street or roadway. This number will be used by the judges to cast votes. If you number is not visible, you may lose votes.
-Contest is for exterior decoration only but can include windows that are visible from the exterior. Contest is limited to what can be seen from the street side of the house at night. Judges will not enter the property to view back or side yards. People or live animals are not allowed as part of displays.
-Participants agree to have photos taken of their decorated residence exterior to be used for promotional purposes. There will be no compensation for promotion.
-Best of Show sponsored by Viewpointe Counseling
-Most Creative sponsored by Ionia DDA
-Traditional Holiday sponsored by Feehan Agency - Farm Bureau Insurance
-Griswold Holiday sponsored by Gobblin' Good to Go Catering
-People's Choice sponsored by Ionia Area Chamber of Commerce
-First place winners of each category will receive $100 in Community Cash
-The "People's Choice" voting is provided by the general public and votes can be cast online from December 1st to December 15th at 11:59pm. Link to voting can also be found on Facebook at @IoniaLightFest.
-Remaining categories will be judged by a panel and take place December 1st, 2nd, and December 9th, 10th.
-All winners will be announced on WION 1430 on Tuesday, December 19th at 8:45 am. Judges' decisions are final.