Claus Applause Holiday Decorating Contest

Deck the Halls, Hyattsville!

Light Up the Sky
Nominate your home, a neighbor's home, or that great house a few blocks over for the 2017 Claus Applause Awards.

Nominations open at 12:00 Noon, Monday, November 20.

You'll also have a chance to nominate your home for the Claus Applause green decorating category, and tell us why your decor is not just seasonal and lovely, but environmentally sensitive.

Judging will take place the evening of Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  To nominate your home or your neighbor's, please complete the online nomination form or print and mail the paper nomination form to the Department of Community Services. 

Nominations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11.  Sorry, telephone nominations will not be accepted.

Claus Applause Contest Judges
Judges can be appointed by City Council Members, and volunteers are also warmly welcomed!  Judges must be residents of the City of Hyattsville aged 18 or over who will be available in person on the evening of December 13 beginning at 6:00 p.m. until all winners have been selected, typically no later than 8:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer to serve as a judge on the evening of December 13 you may do so by submitting the online form or by emailing the Department of Community Services.  The deadline for volunteer submissions is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 10.  Sorry, telephone submissions cannot be accepted.

Questions?  Please contact Cheri Everhart in the Community Services Department by email or phone at 301-985-5021.