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UACA Holiday House Decorating Contest

December 9, 2022

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Holiday Decorating

Join UACA for the Holiday House Decorating Contest. All homes in Upper Arlington are eligible to participate, and residents must register or be nominated by an admirer on the UACA website to participate.

2022 Nomination Window: Monday, November 28–Friday, December 9
Judging: Monday, December 12–Friday, December 16
Winners Announced: Weekend of December 17 & 18

Categories for 2022 include:

  • Clark Griswold (Excessive use of outdoor lighting and decorations)
  • Anything Goes (No specific theme, but WOW!)
  • Neat As A Pin (Crisp, tidy and extremely orderly)
  • Best Overall
  • Best Entryway/Front Door
  • Inside Out (Best Indoor Display Visible from the street)

Visit UACA website for regulations, registration and more information.


Upper Arlington Civic Association
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UA Community
Upper Arlington, OH 43221 United States + Google Map

Submissions to our Community Calendar
As a service to the community, the City hosts an online Community Calendar. We invite you to submit details of upcoming special events that are open to and promote government interests of the community at-large, as determined by the City of Upper Arlington.

To submit a calendar listing, please use this online form. We recommend that you submit items at least three months in advance, since we may include some community events in the City’s print and e-newsletters as space allows.

The City will not post routine items such as programs, club meetings or classes. The inclusion of a special event does not represent an endorsement from the City. The City reserves complete control of any event postings on the Community Calendar and has final approval authority over them. Community Calendar postings are not intended to, and do not, create a public or designated forum for private speech of any kind. The City reserves its right to refuse a submission.

Special Event Application Notice
The City has an application and permitting process in place for special events that require the use of City property and/or City logistical and planning support. This includes quarterly submission deadlines in advance of a planned event so that Staff have ample time to review all requests and manage its finite supply of equipment and staffing while balancing its support of longstanding community events with new and unique event proposals.

There is a $100 application fee.

2023 Event Planning Schedule

For Events Held:  Application Deadline Meeting Review Date
October 1 – December 31, 2022 July 18, 2022 August 3, 2022
January 1 – March 31 October 17, 2022 November 2, 2022
April 1 – June 30 January 17, 2023 February 3, 2023
July 1 – September 30 April 17, 2023 May 3, 2023
October 1 – December 31 July 17, 2023 August 2, 2023
January 1 – March 31, 2024 October 17, 2023 November 1, 2023

Apply for Special Event Permit Here

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