Northern NV businesses sought to compete in ‘Christmas Vacation’ themed contest
SPARKS, Nev. — 39 North Downtown is taking registrations for the third annual Griswold Challenge, Dec. 6-8, at 39 North Pole Village in Sparks.
The Griswold Challenge winner will take home a cash prize determined by how many people enter the contest.
“The Griswold Challenge is a holiday light display contest where businesses compete in a contest inspired by Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s ‘Christmas Vacation’ movie,” according to a news release.
Teams pay a $100 entrance fee for a 10×20 space to decorate. Teams are encouraged to build creative light displays that use as many holiday decorations and Christmas lights as possible.
Griswold Challenge is a People’s Choice award contest where people attending the event vote to determine the winners. The winning team receives half the contest registration fees as a cash prize.
Last year, Tholl Fence Company won $350 in the Griswold Challenge, and they’ll be back this year to defend their title, according to 39 North Downtown.
“Tholl Fence Company built a fantastic display with their classic Tholl truck and handed out candy canes with holiday wishes,”said co-chair and community volunteer Lisa Jansen. “They showed that hometown holiday spirit we all love so much. Can’t wait to see what they come up with this year.”