Outdoor Decorating Contest in Alexandria

Outdoor Decorating Contest in Alexandria

After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual holiday outdoor decorating contest returns, sponsored by the Old Town Walled Garden Club. Founded in 1959, this will be the 53d year the Old Town Walled Garden Club has sponsored this contest. 

From traditional greens to more contemporary designs, Alexandria’s decorations make Old Town a holiday destination. The contest recognizes the most striking holiday exterior decorations in the Historic District. 

In keeping with Old Town’s historic provenance, contest rules require that except for festive bows and ribbons the decorations should feature only natural materials. For the residential contest, the decorations must all be made by the homeowners themselves. 

For the commercial contest, decorations can be professionally created, however decorations should only feature natural materials.

Judging criteria include originality of design, scale, color, contrast, and attractiveness from the street. 

The first, second, and third place winners for the residential contest will receive gift certificates from local area restaurants or businesses.

Judges will consist of Old Town Walled Garden Club members and judging will take place sometime the week of Saturday, Dec. 10 to Friday Dec. 16. 

The contest is free to enter. If you’re interested in participating in the contest, send an email to OTWGClub@gmail.com and provide your name, address, email address and telephone contact, and judges will come by to check out your décor. 

For additional information regarding the contest, contact the Old Town Walled Garden Club at OTWGClub@gmail.com