Crystaland Lighting Contest

The dazzling lights are shining bright on Bolivar with the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Annual Residential and Commercial Christmas Lighting Contest, as part of the Crystaland Parade weekend.  The lights around town bring holiday cheer and festive greetings to all as the lights guide Santa to town. Only 15 days until Christmas…The judges deliberated and chose the winners for the season.

[Thank You Janie Mayfield for the excellent descriptions of all the winners]


WINNERS – Business Lighting


FIRST PLACE: Latitude 29.2 Surf Shop, 1406 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach


The festive lights shine bright on Hwy 87 at Latitudes…you can’t even get in all in a picture!!! White lighted Christmas trees line the parking area with lots of color welcoming you to visit the store. Their Christmas fantasy truly puts you in the Christmas spirit!!!


SECOND PLACE: Remax On The Water, 2080 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach

Lots of work went in to getting this one ready…from the lit up REMAX sign to the large colorful Christmas tree on the side of the office building to the fully decorated balcony and palm tree …oh and we should mention the whole building is outlined in blue lights. It DOES welcome everyone to Crystal Beach for the Holidays!!!


THIRD PLACE: Texas Custom Carts, 2101 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach

Wow…!!! The fully decorated golf cart is AWESOME!!! Colored Christmas lights are everywhere!!! Hey…let’s all decorate our golf cart and put them in the Christmas Beach Parade next year…I’m sure if you’ve never done that…they could show you how! The Christmas golf cart and the beautiful lights above reminds everyone …there “Is fun to be had on the Bolivar Peninsula at Christmas!!!”


WINNERS – Residential Lighting


FIRST PLACE: Constance & Sidney Dearing, 2601 Holiday (Holiday Beach)

They had to be seeing this in space !!! Truly Merry and Bright !!! …from Santa climbing up the balcony to tons of sparkling lights and other Christmas characters …this beautiful property lights up the whole neighborhood!!!!


SECOND PLACE: Jane & CJ Ewing, 1222 28-1/2 St at Loop 108, Port Bolivar

This Christmas Wonderland has a lot of very creative work !!! From giant shrimp pulling the shrimp boat “sleigh” to Santa opening his door to peek out at you while you look in at all the cute things going on …be sure and take the time to take a really good look at all of it!!!


THIRD PLACE: Mary Billiot, 1042 Flora Lane off Crystal Beach Rd North

This beautiful display of Christmas cheer can be seen from Hwy. 87 and gets your attention quickly!!! Colorful lights surround the home, the yard and even each camper is adorned with color!!! A huge Christmas Teddy Bear opens his arms to welcome you with a big bear hug!!! You can’t capture it well by camera so be sure a take a look by vehicle !!!

[12-9-2019]

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