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In July: Christmas House and Business Decorating Contest planned

The 28th Annual Marco Island Christmas House and Business Decorating Contest committee met at the Esplanade on July 12 to celebrate “Christmas in July” – a planning and socializing event organized by committee member, Judy Sacher. Decorating Committee founders and co-chairs Dave and Jeanne Rice announced the schedule for the 2021 event.

The contest begins with the preliminary judging of houses and businesses Dec. 13-15. For the house decorating contest, the Island is divided into nine zones and judging teams select the top contenders in each zone by visiting every street on the island.

 The top 10 decorated homes are selected from the zone finalists on Dec. 15. The final judging to determine the 2021 Champion is on Dec. 17 with the judges visiting the top 10 homes via Santa’s Christmas Trolley. The judges’ bus departs from the Iberia Bank parking area at 6:30 p.m. for those that wish to join in the parade.