Christmas Display Contest

Build a homemade Christmas display with your group or organization. 

Theme: Your Favorite Christmas Movie



  • Displays must be homemade. Store displays are prohibited. 
  • Display must be no larger than 10 ft long and 10 ft long. There is no limit to how tall a display can be; however, it must be able to stand on its own. Please keep it mind of weather elements (i.e. wind) and small children. 
  • Profanity, pyro, or sharp objects are prohibited from use on all displays. 
  • NO decorations and or display construction material may protrude from the side of the display. All electrical devices must be properly grounded.
  • Electric will be provided for all entries. Entrants must provide their own extension cords. 20amps plugs only.
  • Use of high intensity sound making devices is strongly discouraged. Sound of any type must be approved by the City of Murphy. Only Christmas theme music will be allowed. 

All entries must be decorated according to a Christmas theme. All banners must be neatly lettered and legible.


  • Mayoral award 
  • Best according to theme
  • People’s choice 
  • Griswold Award

Christmas Display

Set up: 

  • Displays will be on display outdoors at the Christmas in the Park event.
  • All displays must be secured/staked to the ground. 
  • Entrants are liable for all supplies and equipment pertaining to their display once set up on city grounds. 
  • We encourage all entrants to set up on site. Set up times:
    • Monday, December 4 -Thursday, December 7 (8am-7pm)
    • Staff will be available at the Murphy Community Center for any assistance needed.
    • Displays must be completely set up by 4pm on December 7th.