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Kid's Christmas Lights Contest

Last year, the MCLS partnered with the Lights of the Delta to present the Kid’s Christmas Light Contest. We were thrilled with the result of this contest and are more than happy to announce its return for this Christmas Season. The contest will begin on November 20th and run until December 4th.

Children ages 5-12 residing in Mississippi County are invited to submit a hand drawn picture in bold color on 8.5x11 plain paper. These can be dropped off at your local MCLS location or emailed to lightsofthedeltacontest@mclibrary.net. We ask that each entry include the child’s name, age, school, and a guardian’s phone number on the back of the drawing or in the email caption. We will only accept one submission per child. Here is a sample of artwork for an idea on the criteria.

Sample Entry


Two winners will be chosen for their artwork (based on creativity and ability to be turned into a light display rather than artistic skill) to be turned into a Christmas light display with their name and age on a sign next to it. The original artwork will be framed and hung inside Santa’s workshop. The winners will have the opportunity to turn on their display opening night. Winners will also be given a free hayride for their class or 20-25 people of their choice and will receive a Lights of the Delta ornament.

Last year’s winners, Luke and Cruz, are pictured with their artwork. They were able to turn on their light displays on November 21. If you were not able to join us on opening night, the Lights of the Delta will remain open throughout the Christmas season, and the kid’s displays will be featured at Jingle Bell Park inside the Lights of the Delta. In front of their displays are signs with their original artwork and their signatures. Congratulations to both winners!


Luke, winner of 2023 Kid's Christmas Lights Contest

Cruz, winner of 2023 Kid's Christmas Lights Contest

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