39 North Downtown is now taking registrations for the 2nd Annual Griswold Challenge that takes place December 7 – December 9, at 39 North Pole Village in downtown Sparks.
The Griswold Challenge is a holiday light display contest where local families, friends, and businesses compete in a contest inspired by Clark Griswold from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation movie.
To enter teams will pay a $100 entrance fee for a 10×20 space to decorate. Many displays have themes based on holiday movies or family traditions. Teams are encouraged to build light displays that are creative and use as many holiday decorations and Christmas lights as possible. The winning team will take home Griswold bragging rights and a cash prize!
Griswold Challenge is a People’s Choice award contest so people attending the event will determine the winners. The winning team will receive half of the contest registration fees as a cash prize. The more teams that compete, the larger the prize money awarded. Last year Salon 2000 took home $300 in prize money for winning the Griswold Challenge.
“The Salon 2000 team creatively built a beauty shop display, they even had a mannequin dressed up as Santa. I can’t wait to see what the Griswold teams come up with this year.” said co-chair and community volunteer Lisa Jansen.
For more information about 39 North Pole Village and the Griswold Challenge please contact Angela Handler at (775) 690-2581 or angela@39NorthDowntown.com.
About 39 North Downtown
39 North Downtown is a non-profit community organization dedicated to revitalizing downtown Sparks by supporting special events, development projects, community engagement and growth. The non-profit group supports existing businesses and new businesses to promote vitality and prosperity in the City of Sparks. For more information, please visit 39NorthDowntown.com, or visit us on Facebook.