A Sweet Event announces that the  2019 Christmas Lighting Challenge is officially open for voting.

The homes are on a map and published so everyone can climb into the car and go see them. My family gets some hot chocolate and cookies and we follow the map and see all the houses we can.

The lighting contest used to be a big deal in the Duluth News Tribune then fell from view several years ago. The Lighting Challenge was reinstated by A Sweet Event in 2015 after people began to demand it's return.

Bentleyville joins forces with A Sweet Event to promote the Lighting Challenge. The voting ends on December 19th, Winners will receive special recognition at an award ceremony, gift basket and award.

According to The Christmas Lighting Challenge website, these are the rules and regulations:

Voting is broken down by city and allows everyone the chance to vote in two categories for each city.

  • Those categories are Best in home and Best in business based off number of votes

  • You can vote for your “Favorite City” this is to encourage friendly regional competition. 

  • Lastly you can vote for the masters. This category is for homes who have won

  • ​the previous two years of competition.


This years 2019 featured cities include Duluth, Superior and Cloquet.
Additional cities included are Hermantown, Two Harbors and Proctor.
Awards will be given for best home and business in each featured city, best home overall and master.

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