Kentwood’s Clark Griswold: City holding holiday light display contest

Kent County

KENTWOOD, Mich. (WOOD) — Kentwood is hosting a holiday light display contest.

The contest will run from Nov. 26, 2021 to Jan. 3, 2022, Kentwood said in a Tuesday release. Kentwood residents can take a picture of their light display and submit it to the city.

Kentwood will then post the photos on the city’s Facebook page as wells as the City of Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page, where the community can vote for their favorite from Jan. 4 to Jan. 6. Winners will be announced on Jan. 7.

The display with the most votes will win “Kentwood’s Clark Griswold trophy,” named after a character in the “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” movie, a $40 gift certificate for any Kentwood Parks and Recreation program and department swag.

The second place winner will receive a $20 gift certificate and department swag, while the third place winner will receive a $10 gift certificate and department swag.

“We see that as the weather gets colder, especially here in Michigan, people go inside and hunker down,” said Spencer McKellar with the City of Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department. “We want to encourage people to still go out and enjoy the community and still celebrate together and do some fun activities.”

To enter, register on the city’s website and then submit a photo of your display by either emailing or using #KentwoodLightContest on social media.

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