Home for the Holidays Lights Contest

Home for the Holidays Lights Contest

Barber Christmas Lights Contest

The Barber National Institute made the spirit BRIGHT through the 2020 holiday season with its Home for the Holiday’s Christmas Lights Contest.

A huge thank you to our participating homes, businesses and sponsors who partnered with us to spread cheer to our neighborhoods in Pennsylvania's Erie, Crawford and Warren counties!

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About the Christmas Lights Contest

The community dug out their Christmas lights from the attic and got creative with festive outdoor holiday decorations. Whether a traditional look, 10-foot inflatables or taking the Griswold Family Christmas to heart, all ideas were welcome! Both homes and businesses located in Pennsylvania's Erie, Crawford and Warren counties could participate, sending 2020 out on a bright note!


2020 House & Business Display Winners

Online, community-wide voting, sponsored by Wabtec, began Dec. 12 and continued through Jan. 2, 2021, to determine the Christmas Lights Contest’s winners in both the house and business display categories.

The highest number of votes was garnered by “Imagination Station,” a display at the home of Wayne and Laurie Huya on Ridge Street in Corry.  The couple was presented with the $1,000 top prize alongside their daughters, Meghann and Madyson.

The $500 second-place award was given to “Land of Winter Wonder,” a display featuring lighted deer and snowflakes created by Bob Caldwell and his son, Bobby Caldwell, on Colt Lane in Erie, while the $250 third prize was presented to “Lights on Cherry Blossom,” a supercharged lights display set to music by Tim Brown on Cherry Blossom Drive in Erie.

In the Business Category, the Erie Masonic Temple won first place for “Celebrating Our 110th Christmas,” edging out second-place winner, the Mercy Center for Women, with its display “Land of Misfit Lights!”  Both organizations won advertising packages from Lilly Broadcasting.

Photo: Robert Barber, right, chief of staff at the Barber National Institute, presented the first-place award in the new Holiday Lights Contest for “Imagination Station,” a display at the Corry home of the Huya family. Pictured from left are Wayne and Laurie Huya and their daughters, Madyson and Meghann.

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Displays from the 2020 Christmas Lights Contest

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