The Durham Business Association presents the Annual Light Up Durham!
We are encouraging all businesses to light their business fronts and share in spreading the joy of the season. It’s razzle-dazzle time! Harness your artistic, creative, innovative genes to start planning a lighted holiday display for your downtown Durham business or Greek House.
We’re going for greater participation to make this year’s contest “bigger and better”!
The Annual Light Up Durham Annual Lighting Contest is intended to benefit the entire Durham
community, which includes Durham residents and businesses, as well as, UNH faculty, staff, and
students. This is an opportunity for everyone to get involved and to encourage local support for our
Judging will take place Wednesday, November 29 beginning at 5:30 PM.
2017 Information & Guidelines
• Contest is open to all recognized Greek fraternities and sororities.
The guidelines for judging include:
• The effectiveness of lights creating the display.
• The placement and uniformity of the lights.
• The use of design and color to create the decorations.
• The use of special lighted displays.
• The ingenuity, originality, and creativity exercised in the decorations.
Holiday Lights are available for sale at Town & Campus and Rite Aid.
2016 Lighting Contest Winners
Each year, the Durham businesses and the University of New Hampshire fraternities and sororities
brighten the community by participating in a holiday lighting contest.
The Annual Light Up Durham
Lighting Contest benefits the entire Durham community, which includes Durham residents and
businesses, as well as, UNH faculty, staff, and students.
Throughout the season residents and visitors are invited to enjoy the University of New Hampshire Greek holiday lighting contest. Click here to read more
on this year’s contest as reported in The New Hampshire newspaper.
First Place: Solsistar
Second Place: The Candy Bar
Third Place: Durham Book Exchange
First Place: Alpha Gamma Rho
Second Place: Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Third Place: Lambda Chi Alpha
First Place: Chi Omega
Second Place: Kappa Delta
Third Place: Alpha Xi Delta
For more information please contact the Durham Business Association