Hamden Regional Holiday Display Contest
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2018 Holiday Display Contest

Holiday Display Contest let’s you show your seasonal spirit AND promote your business.

Light those lights! Trim those trees! Deck your halls! Make your town residents and other local businesses talk about your spectacular holiday display!

The Holiday Display Contest is just one more way the HRCC shines a light on member businesses!

Contest Guidelines:

  • Entry Deadline: 11/21/18
  • Windows must be completed by 12/03/18
  • Entry Fee: $10.00 gift card to a grocery store, restaurant/ Deli for the Gift Run. Gift cards can be mailed to the Chamber office or picked up on the night of the Contest: 12/04/18
  • Advertising opportunity with AM1220 WQUN to promote Shop & Support local Holiday Campaign from 11/23-12/31 for only $100.00
  • Take a picture of window/building by 12/02/18 and email your best to hcc@hamdenchamber.com(This will be on Facebook for the community to judge. If we don’t receive your photo, you will not be entered in the “Facebook Favorites” category.)
  • Awards:
    Awards will be presented at the Chamber Holiday Business After Hours on December 6th from 5-7pm at Modern Thrift, 3565 Whitney Avenue, Hamden.
  • Consider being a drop-off location for a decorated box to gather donations for our local seniors. Contact Maria Phillips at maria.phillips@quinnipiac.edu

2018 Holiday Display Categories:

  • Best Window Display
  • Best Building Display
  • Most Creative
  • Facebook Fave – Anyone can vote for their favorite via Facebook

Enter Now!

Please be sure to include your address and if you’ll be decorating a window or building under “Your Message”. Thank you!

Your Name (required)


Your Email (required)


Your Message


Thank you to our Transportation Sponsors:

Atria Larson Place & Benchmark Senior Living at Hamden!

Want to join the party and vote? Limited space is available on the Holiday Member Bus. Entry Fee is a $10.00 gift card and a UGLY SWEATER is a must. Email: hcc@hamdenchamber.com for availability. Buses leave the Chamber office at 5 pm and returns at approximately 8 pm. Voting takes place at Side Street Grill



Shop & Support Local Holiday Campaign

Want your business to stand out and capture more customers during the holiday season.  All participating businesses in the Holiday Lights Display Contest can take advantage of great advertising rates on AM1220 WQUN for only $100.00 from November 23rd through December 13th.  You will share this commercial with non-competing businesses highlighting your products and services.  Your 15 second commercial will be heard numerous time over the holiday shopping season rush.  For more information, download the advertising contract and return it to hcc@hamdenchamber.com no later than November 17th.

Click Here for the Sample Commercial Script Document 

Click Here for Advertising Contract