Display Guidelines and Ideas
 

Guidelines

  • Setup begins the Saturday before the event and ends at noon on the opening night of the event. (12/4/2021-12/11/2021)

  • Please be patient for your site number as they are assigned only several days prior to the event so proper spacing can be achieved

  • If you do not receive your number prior to 12/4/2021 please make sure you check your spam folder of the email address you provided during registration.

  • Each space is roughly 40 ft long

  • We ask that each space is holiday themed and appropriate for all ages. We also ask that each display spread holiday cheer for the benefit of our community (please no vulgar language, no politics, no discrimination, etc.)

  • Extension cords are your responsibility but each site is guaranteed 2 120 volt outlets for your use. DO NOT use extension cords designed for indoor use such as the small white and brown ones.

  • Please do not worry about using light sensing outlets or timers as we will turn the lights on and off every night.

  • Secure your displays to the ground using metal rods, wooden stakes, and/or counterweights.  Please understand that the ground can be frozen during setup and driving stakes can be difficult. See our Tips and Tricks section for more ideas!

  • Have fun and be safe!

Tips and Tricks

  • Use a trailer! This is an easy way of building a site.  Construct your display in your garage and tow it over! Most floors on trailers are wooden which makes securing your display quick and easy!

  • Zip ties and tape! Make sure to have electrical tape to secure your electrical connections from the elements and zip ties are great for holding things together when screws are not an option.

  • Avoid inflatable decorations if at all possible.  Ice and snow can damage these.  We do our best to clean them off each night but these tend to be broken by the end of the event. The wind also knocks them over constantly.

  • Avoid using banners without a solid backing.

  • Cinder blocks and tube sand are great at holding!