Light Up Lead

Christmas Light Decorating Contest

Thanks to ACE Hardware, our 2022 Light Up Lead Sponsor

Other supporters: 2022 Annual sponsors: The City of Lead, Black Hills Energy, Lynn’s Dakotamart, Coeur Wharf, Homestake Mining Company, Agnico Eagle, Bar-Sto Precision

Come Visit LEAD's winter wonderland!

The LACC is doing a marketing campaign to invite families to participate in the age old tradition of driving around simply to look at lights. Visitors will also be invited to participate in our other events including Lead Live, Shop Local, and events at the Historic Homestake Opera House as well as patron local businesses. Thank you for helping make Lead look like the Christmas Village it is, and for making Lead, Miles Beyond Ordinary!

Registration is now closed for 2022!

1st Place $750: Rory & Gloria Rantapaa: 219 Mountain View

2nd Place $250: Orion Nold: 114 May St. #A

3rd Place Prize Basket: Shelly Mollman: 606 W. Summit St


Light Up Lead Contestants are as follows:

414 Washington Street.                                                                                                         606 W. Summit Street.                                                                                                           808 W. McClellan.                                                                                                                     114 May Street #A.                                                                                                                     116 Coolidge.                                                                                                                             219 Mountain View

Light Up Lead Map

Other streets to check out:  TBD

Light up Lead Rules & Regulations

Registration & decorating: 11/1-11/31
Lights on: 12/1-31
Judging: 12/3
Prize announcement: 12/8

-$25 gets you into the judging.
-Your address (not name) will be placed on our map of participants (for tourists to visit Lead).
-Registration forms can be picked up at Ace Hardware of Lead.
-Completed registration forms should be brought with payment to the Lead Area Chamber of Commerce’s offices (inside the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center) at 160 West Main St.

Judging will take place with a panel of several judges on December 3rd.  Judges will not have access to participants names, only their addresses.  Participants will be judged based on the following criteria on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the best); Brightness, Festivity, Creativity, Neatness, & Overall.  Announcement of the winners will occur on December 8th during the Chamber Mixer at MIners & Merchants Trading Post at 4pm.

-This competition is open to any residential address in Lead. Must be within city limits.
*No purchase necessary to enter - sponsorships are available if you cannot afford to pay.
-Judging is done by a panel chosen by the LACC.
-Judges and board members are not eligible to win - though they are encouraged to participate!

Participants are asked to leave their lights on from December 1-31 from dusk until 10pm (minimum) so that the town can enjoy their efforts.

Thank you you all who participate this year Enjoy a drive around to look at lights for the remainder of the Holiday Season.

Remember to keep your lights on 12/1 - 12/31!