Light Up the Beach Cities

2nd Annual Light Up the Beach Cities

Time to get into the Holiday Spirit and spread cheer all around! Enter this festive Holiday Decorating Contest to raise critical funds to support the Roundhouse Aquarium’s educational programs.

Fun Prizes Await The Winner of Each Category!

BEST OVERALL

Best overall from all entries

HOLLY JOLLY RESIDENCE

Best overall residence

MERRY AND BRIGHT BUSINESS

Best overall business

JINGLE JANGLE “WHEELS”

Best and most festive vehicle (any type)

ILLUMINATE THE BLOCK

Best multi-house display 

HOLIDAY WHIMSY

Brings laughter and whimsical vibes

LET IT SPARKLE

Best use of holiday lights

Dates To Remember

Last Date to Register

Online Voting

Winner Announced!

How to Enter

Application, fee and photo submission deadline is December 13 at 11PM.

1. Fill out our online application form and pay $30 Fee.

2. Submit one (1) photo. Separate form will be sent after you apply.

3. Vote for your favorites. Voting will take place online. Detailed directions will be announced on December 16th.
You can vote for a winner in each category for a $10 donation!

Contest Rules

    • You must be 18 to enter your residence, vehicle/vessel, or business. If you are entering a business, you must be an authorized owner, CEO, or manager of the business.
    • You must be the legal owner, renter, or tenant of the location you are entering.
    • Location entered must be located in Southern California.
    • Use of photo editing or enhancing software (photoshop, etc) will disqualify you from the contest.
    • You must ensure your decorations are family friendly. Anything deemed inappropriate by OTS/Roundhouse Aquarium will automatically be removed from the contest.
    • You must fill out this registration form and pay the entry fee by December 13th at 11PM.
    • You must upload one (1) photo by December 13th at 11PM. The electronic form will be sent to you in an email after your registration form is submitted. Only 1 photo file is allowed per entry. You can submit a collage of different angles as long as it is saved as 1 photo file.
    • No refunds, please remember this is for charity.
    • Voting will be conducted online. For a $10 donation you can vote for an entry in each category. Voting will be from December 16-21.
    • Each entry can only win one prize, but can be voted for in multiple categories. (please note that prizes will be delivered in January)

    Category notes:

    • Jingle Jangle “Wheels” can include any type of vehicle or vessel. Ideas include cars, trucks, golf carts, boats, motorcycles, bikes, scooters, motor homes, etc.
    • Illuminate the Block can be two or more houses on the same block, and can include alleys, footpaths, and passageways.

    Check out our 2020 Winners!

    Best Overall Lights Display

    Best Overall Winner

    Best overall from all entries

    300-400 block of 19th Street Manhattan Beach

    Jingle Jangle Wheels Winner

    Best and most festive vehicle (golf carts, cars, trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, etc)

    Kramer Family

    Jingle Jangle Wheels Runner-Up

    Best and most festive vehicle (golf carts, cars, trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, etc)

    Giaconi Family

    Merry and Bright Business Winner

    Best overall business

    Neptunians

    Merry and Bright Business Runner-Up

    Best overall business

    Gum Tree

    Holly Jolly Residence Winner

    Best overall residence

    Gialketsis House

    Holly Jolly Residence Runner-Up

    Best overall residence

    Velarde House

    Let it Sparkle Winner

    Best use of holiday lights

    Hatlie House

    Let it Sparkle Runner-Up

    Best use of holiday lights

    Haney House

    Magical Winterland Winner

    Best at bringing the Winter spirit to SoCal

    Barber House

    Magical Winterland Runner-Up

    Best at bringing the Winter spirit to SoCal

    17th Street in Manhattan Beach

    Holiday Whimsy Winner

    Brings laughter, humor and whimsical vibes

    Arriaga House

    Holiday Whimsy Runner-Up

    Brings laughter, humor and whimsical vibes

    McKinnon House

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