Voting Ends Friday in Holiday Lights and Festive Sights Competition


Published on December 6 2018 3:48 pm
Last Updated on December 13 2018 8:21 am

The City of Effingham Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Holiday Lights & Festive Sights Competition voting for the 2018 holiday season is officially underway!

The judges have chosen the top 3 in each category.

You can vote in person at the Effingham Visitor Center (1505 Hampton Drive) or find a link online to vote at either the Facebook page: Visit Effingham or the website:

You're encouraged to go out and see all the homes in person but the City Tourism Office will have photos of each home/business if you can’t see them in person. They will post a map on Facebook of the top 3 homes/businesses in each category or you can stop by and pick one up at the Visitor Center.

The first place winner in each category, including Business, Clark Griswold, Classic Christmas and Reason for the Season, will each receive $250, with the business winner picking a favorite charity to donate the money. They will also receive a sign to be displayed in their yard through January 2, 2019. Every person that participates in voting for their favorite holiday light display will be entered into a drawing for two $100 gift cards of their choice.

For more information on the Holiday Light Competition, please call 217-342-5310 or visit