Van Meter Community Development Corporation's 2021 Sips & Snacks Celebration

How it works

Show off your holiday spirit by decorating your home, business or city-approved area. 

Register to be in the competition no later than November 26.  Click here to register online.  Or you can pick up a form at either the SalonTec (409 Wilson St) or Van Meter Public Library (505 Grant St).  Or click here to print out the registration form.  Return paper registration to either location.

Have your decorations complete when VMCDC judges begin their rounds on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 5:00pm. 

Winners get a yard sign and bragging rights!


Best Religious Themed Display
Recognizes a display inspired by religious themes

Funniest Display
Celebrates a jolly display that exhibits a sense of humor

Best Group Effort
Honors a display that brought a group of people together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas (i.e. Boy Scouts, three neighbors etc.)

34th Street Award
Awards the combined efforts of an entire street.

The Griswold Award
Recognizes over-the-top use of lights and animation; tasteful displays will also be considered for this award.

The Homespun Holiday Award
Recognizes a display that uses traditional and/or handcrafted decorations.

Grand Prize
Grand Prize: Awards the all-around best display.