Murrieta announces winners of annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest

Complete with snow and music, the home located at 25462 Alpine Court was voted as “Most Festive” in Murrieta’s annual Holiday Home Decorating contest. Kim Harris photo

Ten homeowners and one block featuring awe-inspiring Christmas light displays have clinched bragging rights for the next year for their skill in decorating their homes for the holidays in Murrieta’s annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest.

There were no Scrooges on the list of winners, which ranged from “Best Overall” home, “Best Block” and “Most Holiday Spirit” to a handful of honorable mentions. Most homes keep their lights on until the first of the year, so it’s not too late to grab the family and a cup of hot chocolate and get out there to see them.

This year 26 entries were submitted to the contest, which asked the public for their help in determining the most festive homes for the holiday season. In the online voting – which took place Dec. 7 through Dec. 18 – 608 people cast votes for their favorites.

The winners of each category and the honorable mentions are received a special recognition yard sign as well as mention on the city’s website. A map of all entries is available at Murrieta City Hall and online at

This year, “Best Block” was awarded to Shamrock Lane, “Best Overall Home” was awarded to 25021 Corte Vienna, “Best Use of Lights” went to 27882 Tree Ridge St., “Most Creative” was awarded to 24431 Ridgewood Road, “Most Holiday Spirit” was awarded to 36010 Corte Renata and “Most Festive” went to 25462 Alpine Court.

Homes at 33712 Shamrock Lane, 23633 Lincoln Ave., 33675 Shamrock Lane, 33600 Zinnia Lane and 33700 Shamrock Lane were all recognized for their efforts with honorable mentions.

For more information on the Holiday Home Decorating Contest, visit the city’s website or contact Parks and Recreation at (951) 304-7275.

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