Bourbonnais Announces Holiday Lighting Contest


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Bourbonnais, IL – The Village of Bourbonnais presents the second annual “Holiday Homes & Holly Jolly Lighting Contest.” The community event encourages outdoor festive lighting and decorations during the holiday season. An online map of all entry addresses will be available for public viewing December 3rd through the 25th. New this year is the option to choose participation in the contest. Village residents will have a chance to win in Traditional and People’s Choice categories. The “Holiday Homes & Holly Jolly Lighting Contest” is open to Village of Bourbonnais residents and free to participate. Registration is now open through Monday, November 29th at 4:30 pm.

“We received such positive feedback from our first year hosting this event that we are happy to offer this holiday experience again,” stated Mayor Paul Schore. “We opened registration earlier so that more homes are able to participate and join in on the fun.”

Official judging will take place in the Traditional category. People’s Choice voting will take place via the Village of Bourbonnais’ Facebook page December 3rd through December 12th. All winners will be announced.

“Our first year we had 35 holiday homes and with the new option to participate in the event without competing in the contest, we hope this will encourage even more,” explained Lindy Casey, Village of Bourbonnais Marketing & Public Engagement Manager.

Casey added, “8,000 People’s Choice votes were calculated on Facebook for the contest and the online map was viewed over 15,000 times in 2020. Although the event includes village residents, it is for all of Kankakee County to enjoy.”

Registration forms can be completed at the Village of Bourbonnais’ Administration Building 600 Main St. NW during business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or downloaded at


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