The Montclair City Council and member of the Community Action Committee recognized the four winners of the 15th annual holiday home decorating contest.
Pat Wooton, the chairwoman of the committee, said this year there were 32 entrants, adding that judging was very difficult. Two entrants had actually won in previous years and in an effort to make sure everyone has an opportunity to be selected, the past winners are ineligible for three years.
Members of the Community Action Committee drove around and judged every entry.
"We applaud everyone's excellent job of enhancing Montclair's neighborhood during the holiday season," Wooton said.
Members of the community are encouraged to see these homes. The winners are:
Whimsical Christmas: 9877 Greenwood Ave., on top of the roof sits a holiday helicopter ready to deliver Santa.
The festive driveway is lined with lighted candy canes and in front of the house is a lighted nativity scene. The front yard is filled with holiday decor such as lighted cactus and reindeer.
Bright Lights of Christmas: 10990 Kimberly Ave., bright icicle lights are hung around the house and accented by hanging multicolored ornament bulbs. A string of snowflakes lights are strung between two trees.
Holiday Light Extravaganza: 9015 Helena Ave., The home's brickwork is decorated with LED lights and it also features a Santa Claus, Christmas tree and Snowman waving a Happy Holidays sign. Other festive inflatable includes a merry-go-round and a Teddy bear who welcome visitors as they walk up the driveway.
Children's Fantasy Land: 9996 Freemont Ave., in the front lawn Santa and mascot Snoopy sit guiding a group of reindeer. Bright d cor includes Santa and his workshop and candy lights that line the front yard. The home also features LED lights in its perimeter that playfully chase each other.
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