(City of Chubbuck Press Release, December 9, 2022)
CHUBBUCK – Stopped at the stop sign on the corner of Hawthorne and Siphon Road looking north, you can easily see the overall winner of this year’s Chubbuck Lights Contest. About half a mile up the road, on the corner of Hawthorne and Lariat, is a big and bright holiday display. The address is 485 Lariat. They have a large corner yard and a huge nativity scene right in front. Their display stretches around the back and along the side and can be seen from a mile away!
Every year the number of houses and entries in the contest grows and it becomes more and more difficult for the judges to pick the awards among so many great entries. We received over 100 emails, calls, and messages with nominations for this year’s contest.
Here are the other category winners:
- Best Commercial Display- ICCU
- Griswold Award- 201 Henry
- Best Animation- 1389 Sawtooth
- Most Traditional- 4962 Rose
- Most Colorful- 860 Harold
- Best Small Display- Chubbuck Fire Station
- Spirit of the Season- 429 Pocono
- Spirit of the Season- 4633 Phasermori
- People’s Choice- 5740 Sorrell
The People’s Choice winner this year at 5740 Sorrell and was chosen due to the number of emails and messages with people nominating it. The display is very unique and out of the ordinary and is meant to be a comedy. It portrays a deer hunter and some deer.
Because we want to include as many people as possible in the contest, including those whom have not won awards in the past, we have two additional categories of houses that deserve recognition, even though they will not get a physical award in their yard. Santa’s Favorites– These are houses that are above and beyond the typical Christmas Display and include many of our houses that win awards every year. Even though these houses did not get an award, they still deserve recognition. There is a second category of note that we will call the “borderline” category. These houses are deserving of awards but sit just beyond the Chubbuck boundaries, so they do not technically qualify.
- 382 Lavender
- 910 Margaret
- 5035 Cole St
- 4951 Cole St
- 5006 Liberty
- 14458 W Siphon Rd.
- 1077 W Quinn Rd
There were so many great displays that it made it very difficult to pick the winners this year! We hope to see even more houses with bigger and better displays for next year.