Niagara Falls Sparkle Awards Competition Returns for 2023


Registration Opens November 29

Show off your sparkling outdoor holiday display and earn bragging rights in your neighbourhood – the City of Niagara Falls Sparkle Awards competition is back for 2023.
The Sparkle Awards is a free, outdoor, holiday-themed decorating competition open to Niagara Falls residents, with prizes awarded for Judge’s Favourite, Fred Girardo Community Choice, and Best Effects. 
Residents can register their properties in the competition between November 29 and December 13, with an online voting and judging window from 6:00 p.m. on December 15 to 10:00 p.m. on December 17. 
Winners are announced during the day on December 20 at A map will be available for residents to plan a festive drive. 

  • Create an outdoor festive display at your home or business – You can enter by registering online between November 29 and December 13 at There is no registration fee to participate in the competition. 
  • Tour the displays across the City with the Sparkle Map – Displays will be lit from 6 to 10 p.m. Residents are encouraged to tour the City using the Sparkle Map, an online city guide of registered properties, which will be made available to the public once registration is closed at 
  • Cast your vote in the Fred Girardo Community Choice Awards – Voting for your favourite display will open to the public online at from 6 p.m. on December 15 to 10:00 p.m. on December 17. 
  • Winners will be announced on December 20. Tour the sparkliest houses in Niagara Falls as part of your festive plans!
  • Follow the Sparkle Awards on Facebook – Competitors can share sneak peeks of their properties and campaign for likes and visits leading up to the competition. You can also RSVP on the Facebook event page here:

 For a complete list of criteria and details on how to enter the competition, please visit

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