Palm Beach Happening’s Holiday Display and Christmas Tree Contest

Palm Beach County is a slice of paradise all year long, but no one can argue that it takes on a special something during the holidays. With the lights of festive holiday decorations in neighborhoods large and small, it’s time to take a few moments to recognize the hard work that the residents of South Florida put into their displays. With that in mind, we’re proud to announce the Fourth Annual Palm Beach Happening Holiday Display Contest!

This year, we are welcoming readers to share their favorite local Christmas trees & holiday displays.  In addition to the joy of sharing lots of wonderful photos of homes and businesses around Palm Beach County, the winning entry  will get a special treat – a chance to see some actual ghosts of Christmas past, present, and yet to come with a tour from Wicked Delray Ghost Tours!

During your tour, you’ll hear stories about some of the tortured souls who once called Delray Beach home, and learn a bit of history along the way. One story is about the Delray Arcade Tap Room. where many movie  stars of the 40’s enjoyed the latest in big band music. ice sculptures, and open air dining.  One New Year’s Eve the diners formed and conga line and took the band along dancing down Atlantic Avenue all the way to the ocean!

The entry with the second highest number of votes will receive another special prize to be determined later!

Here’s how to enter:
  1. Festively decorate your home or business. A cup of hot chocolate and your favorite holiday tunes are recommended but not required! Entries may include any type of holiday display, indoor or outdoor, residential or business.
  2. Send one .jpg photo (a collage with up to 4 photos is acceptable) to [email protected] with the subject “Holiday Contest”. Include your name, Palm Beach County town of residence, and phone number.  We’ll share those photos on this page of Palm Beach Happening as as received so don’t delay!
  3. A winner will be selected on or about January 5, 2019!


Contest prizes: First prize: 4 free tickets for Wicked Delray Ghost Tours; Second prize: 2 free tickets to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Honorable Mention: To Be Determined




Be sure to check out our Holiday Guide for information on some of our favorite holiday happenings!

Valmiki Daibee, Wellington

2015 winner, Valmiki Daibee, Wellington


2015 runner up, Sandy Holtzclaw, Lake Worth