Voting is open for the Holiday Spirit Awards! Choose your your favorite(s) on our Facebook page through Monday, December 20.

Nominations now open: is looking for the best holiday lights displays

Submissions due by 10 a.m. on December 13, 2021.


Brooks is a former associate editor; Kenosha News sports, news, and business reporter; and former Kenosha resident. He was mayor of South Milwaukee from 2014 to 2021. He currently leads Carl Collective, a marketing and strategic communications firm in Milwaukee.

When it comes to holiday lights, are you more Clark Griswold or traditional? Or maybe something in between? Or something totally different? No matter your preference, wants to see your favorite Christmas displays as part of our 2021 Kenosha Holiday Spirit contest.

Help us recognize the best local Christmas displays. It’s easy to enter. Simply snap a photo of your Christmas lights display — or any around town you think is worthy of recognition — and submit it here, via email (with address of display) to, or as a comment on our Facebook post.

All Kenosha County homes, businesses, and organizations are eligible to be nominated. Multiple entries are allowed (encouraged).

The submission deadline is 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 13.

We will compile our favorites from the submissions and share them for a final vote through Facebook. The winners get promotion on and our social media platforms, a yard sign and the admiration of a city. We’ll also round up the best of the best and share them, so you can take your own holiday lights tour.