(Nov. 14, 2014) The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a light-decorating contest this holiday season. The contest is open to chamber members and Ocean City residents.
The categories for displays include general business, hotel/motel (indoor or outdoor), restaurant and residential (outdoor only).
The registration form is available at www.oceancity.org under events. All forms must be submitted by Monday, Nov. 18. Winners will be recognized during the chamber business after hours on Jan. 8 at BJ’s on the Water on 75th Street.
Last year, 40 businesses and residents competed for best light displays. The 2013 winners for indoor restaurant light displays were Dead Freddie’s on 64th Street, first place; Galaxy 66 Bar and Grille on 66th Street; second place and Bull on the Beach on 94th Street, third place.
Crab Alley located in West Ocean City on Golf Course Road, received best restaurant outdoor light display award.
The hotel indoor winners were The Lighthouse Club Hotel on 52nd Street, first place; the Holiday Inn Hotel Express and Suites, second place and the Comfort Inn located at the Gold Coast Mall, third place.
First place for general business indoor light displays was Old Pro Golf on 136th Street. Bank of Delmarva took second place and Donaway Furniture on 130th Street finished third.
General business indoor light display winners were Paws and Claws located in West Ocean City, first place; Homeworks Carpet One on 84th Street, second place and Ocean City Florist on 129th Street, third place.
The residential winner was Bob Hammond and best overall light display was awarded to Designing Windows on 82nd Street.
The 2014 Chamber Lights Decorating Contest is sponsored by The Clarion Fountainbleau Hotel.
Santa’s Helpers include LaserTone Business Systems Funcade, ReMax – Elaine Davidson, ReMax Crossroads Rental Division, Old Pro Golf, Greene Turtle, Blue Ox, Bank of Delmarva, Mann Properties, Professional Mortgage Services, Inc., United Work & Travel, BJ’s on the Water, Holiday Inn Express, Ocean City Florist, Farmers Bank of Willards and Atlantic Physical Therapy.