It's time to get those bins out and start going "Clark Griswold" crazy. The Hannibal Parks & Recreation House Decorating Contest is back.

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In an effort to make it easier for families and individuals to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday's, the house decorating contest encourages homes owners to go "all out" in an effort to make Hannibal glow for the holidays. Anyone who enters the contest will be on a list of decorated houses.

Categories for prizes include:

  • Clark Griswold
  • People's Choice
  • Mayor’s Choice
  • Best Use of Scene or Theme
  • Best Commercial Building (new category this year which allows businesses to participate)
  • Creative Use of Lights

If you are interested in participating in the contest, entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. December, 14th with judging taking place on December, 15th. The contest is open to Hannibal residents. Rules are available at HPR office, 320 Broadway or at the Hannibal Parks & Recreation website.

Addresses of entries will be available on the Hannibal Parks and Recreation website, and photos and addresses will be available on the Hannibal Parks Facebook page. Winning entries will be published in the Christmas edition of the Hannibal Courier-Post.

To enter the contest, email an exterior photo or video of your holiday display to