Light Up Wheaton


Let's Bring Joy to Our Days and Lights to Our Nights

This year perhaps more than ever, our community could use a lift in spirits. The City of Wheaton and the Wheaton Park District are teaming up to encourage everyone to “Light Up Wheaton” by adding lights and decorations outside their homes throughout the holiday season.To help Light Up Wheaton, simply put out lights and decorations in the coming weeks for all to see.

In addition, those who want to show off their lights can register to be part of the Light Up Wheaton decorating contest. This contest is FREE to all community members to enter and participants will have the chance to compete for the Peoples’ Choice Award and Mayor’s Choice Award.

If you're not competing in the contest, make sure you’re following the Wheaton Park District and the City of Wheaton on social media so you can vote for your favorite lights and to get your map of Light Up Wheaton holiday stops. 

Contest Details

Join fellow community members and compete for the title of Light Up Wheaton Holiday Spirit Champions! Homeowners, businesses, churches and other buildings can take part in this free contest. Entry photos will be shared on the City of Wheaton and Wheaton Park District social media platforms to view virtually and addresses will be listed on the City's website for community members to visit their favorite entries. If visiting entry address locations, please be respectful and remain within your vehicle while passing. 

Contest award winners will be announced via social media the week of Dec. 21.

If you have questions about the Light Up Wheaton decorating contest please contact Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, Amy Seklecki, at

How to Enter the Contest

If you wish to enter the Light Up Wheaton decorating contest you will need to register through the event registration page by Thursday, Dec. 10.  Registration is required and participants must submit a photo of their submission by Thursday, Dec. 10 to Details on official contest rules will be sent to all participants after registration.

Click Here to Enter

Award Details

People's Choice Award: The photo that receives the most social media engagement will win the People’s Choice Award (a plaque and $100 in local gift cards).

Mayor's Choice Award: Judging by Mayor Suess and the City Council will take place the week of Dec. 11 and the winner will also receive a plaque and $100 in local gift cards.