City of Windcrest gearing up for the holidays with friendly competition
The citizens of Windcrest were busy putting up their best Christmas decorations all Tuesday for the 59th Annual Light Up competition. Every corner you look, you're surrounded by lights, tree ornaments, Santas, and even festive giraffes wearing wreathes.
"We don't play games. We kind of have an internal competition, a fun one." Windcrest resident Rosemary Evancho said.
One walk through the neighborhood and you'll see anything from simple and elegant decor to the extravagant.
"Of course, the more you do it, you get a little quicker at it, but it still took us two weeks to put up everything," Evancho noted.
Tuesday's windy and cold weather didn't stop some last-minute decorators but there's a reason five-time winner, Gwen Wilson waited until the last day to hang her decor.
"You don't want anyone else to see what you're doing. It makes it more hectic putting it out and together on the last day, but it's exciting. Frustrating and exciting." Wilson said.
The residents can compete in nine different categories from religious abd even one category called "the battle of the streets." The grand prize winner gets a plaque for themselves and at Windcrest City Hall.
The city is hosting another event this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It's free and open to the public. There will be live reindeer, hot chocolate, live music, and pictures with Santa.