39 North Downtown is now taking registrations for the 3rd Annual Griswold Challenge December 6 – December 8, at 39 North Pole Village in Sparks. The Griswold Challenge winner will take home a cash prize determined by how many people enter the contest. The prize money keeps growing as more teams register.
The Griswold Challenge is a holiday light display contest where local families, friends, and businesses compete in a contest inspired by Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie.
Teams pay a $100 entrance fee for a 10×20 space to decorate. Many displays have themes based on holiday movies or family traditions. Teams are encouraged to build creative light displays that use as many holiday decorations and Christmas lights as possible. The winning team takes home Griswold bragging rights and a cash prize.
Griswold Challenge is a People’s Choice award contest where people attending the event vote to determine the winners. The winning team receives half the contest registration fees as a cash prize. The more teams that compete, the larger the prize money awarded. Last year Tholl Fence Company won $350 in the Griswold Challenge and they’ll be back this year to defend their title.
“Tholl Fence Company built a fantastic display with their classic Tholl truck and handed out candy canes with holiday wishes. They showed that hometown holiday spirit we all love so much. I can’t wait to see what the Griswold teams come up with this year.” said co-chair and community volunteer Lisa Jansen.
Teams wanting to compete in the Griswold Challenge can download the registration form online at 39NorthDowntown.com or by visiting the 39 North Pole Village Facebook event page.
For more information about 39 North Pole Village and the Griswold Challenge please contact Angela Handler at (775) 690-2581 or angela@39NorthDowntown.com.