THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ENTER!
It is with utmost disappointment we did not have enough entries this year (9 out of 20 required for the contest. See #9 in Rules below.)  Since it wasn't even half of required entries, no judging will take place and major prizes will not be awarded.  But ALL entries will receive a consolation prize for taking the time and effort to submit their entries.  We are now thinking of doing something different next year that might be an easier way for everyone to participate. 

HOW TO ENTER and RULES!


  1. Contest starts on December 1, 2017 and ends at midnight on December 31, 2017;
  2. By entering this contest, you agree to our rules and any/all decisions relating to this contest, distribution of prizes, and results thereof. There is no charge or fee to enter this contest; 
  3. If you haven't done so already, please LIKE US ON FACEBOOK and sign up for your BE NOTIFIED emails; 
  4. Enter by submitting a VIDEO or PICTURES - Submit a video (no bigger than 20mb in MP3, MP4 or MOV format and email to OrangeCelebration@gmx.com.  Video can have sound but is not required and will not be part of the judging. OR submit up to 5 pictures in JPG or PNG format. Photos should be in color and at least 1000 pixels in width (if possible for display purposes, but not required). One entry per residence. All entries will be posted on this page for everyone to enjoy and for our judges to select winners.  For 1st & 2nd Place, we will be looking for the most incredibly spectacular decorations. All other prizes will be selected from remaining entries.  Please include your name, address, phone number and email address to contact you if you win. Your address, phone number and email address will not be distributed or published by us, and your information is held in strict privacy and not shared with anyone. 
  5. Contest is open to all residence in Orange Township, and you must be 18 years or older to enter
  6. The contest is for OUTSIDE holiday decorations on your house, apartment or condominum only, and/or in your yard only.
  7.  Entry must be your display from this year - 2017.   Judges have the option to verify your decorations before awarding prizes.
  8. Judges decisions are final.  
  9. Contest may be cancelled if there are less than 20 entries!
  10. OrangeCelebration.com and it's sponsors, supporters and judges are not responsible for lost, misdirected or poor quality videos or photos, or any problems or issues with your email or Internet services/connections, or web-related issues. We will confirm receipt of your entry. 
  11. By entering our contest, you give OrangeCelebration.com permission to freely share your video/picture and name (if applicable) on our website and social media without compensation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at OrangeCelebration@gmx.com.


Email Entries to: OrangeCelebration@gmx.com

Current Entries

House Decoration Video 
Entry #12

Click on video to play.  

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Darlene Schaefer, CRT Realtors - Licensed since 2007.  I have been actively involved in the residential and business fabric of our Lewis Center/Orange Twp community, serving on neighborhood HOA's, sponsoring area youth sports, and being a part of our local Business Association and Zoning coalition. I am a busy neighbor, volunteer & Realtor! 

Taranto's Pizzeria - One of the most well-known and loved pizza restaurants in Orange Township. Delicious award-winning pizzas made with fresh dough and homepage pizza sause, with a wide variety of toppings. Also select from salads, subs, pasta and wings. Ask about their gluten-free options, too! 

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Eyeshop Optical - 'Tis the season for frames and fun! Zippy the ELF is back and will be hanging out at EyeShop for the holiday season. Stop in today and visit Zippy and enjoy a tasty dessert!  END OF THE YEAR appointments fill up fast so access our website to schedule an appointment. 

Delaware County District Library, Orange Branch - The Orange Branch is located in Orange Township just north of the township's fire station, park and pool. At 33,000 square feet, this branch has a drive-up book drop and drive through pick-up window, along with many other special green building features. The building also houses our Outreach Services Department and Imagination Garden. 

Did you know about these intriguing holiday facts?

UPS delivers 20 billion cards and packages throughout the Holiday season.


There are approximately 21,000 Christmas tree farms in the United States.


According to the Guinness World Records, the tallest Christmas tree ever cut was a 221-foot Douglas fir that was displayed in 1950 at the Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle, Washington.


US shoppers spend five billion dollars on Christmas gifts for pets!


Early illustrations of St. Nicholas depict him as stern, commanding, and holding a birch rod. He was more a symbol of discipline and punishment than the jolly, overweight elf children know today.


The traditional three colors of Christmas are green, red, and gold. Green has long been a symbol of life and rebirth; red symbolizes the blood of Christ, and gold represents light as well as wealth and royalty.


Christmas wasn’t declared an official holiday in the United States until June 26, 1870, when President Ulysses S. Grant make Christmas a legal American holiday.


Kwanzaa celebrates African-American culture and is celebrated from December 26 through January 1. Kwanzaa is a Swahili word that means, "first fruits of the harvest," and the Holiday celebrates seven important principles: unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.


Many of the most popular Christmas songs, such as “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire),” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” were written or co-written by Jewish composers.


According to data analyzed from Facebook posts, two weeks before Christmas is one of the two most popular times for couples to break up. However, Christmas Day is the least favorite day for breakups.


Each year there are approximately 20,000 “rent-a-Santas” across the United States. “Rent-a-Santas” usually undergo seasonal training on how to maintain a jolly attitude under pressure from the public. They also receive practical advice, such as not accepting money from parents while children are looking and avoiding garlic, onions, or beans for lunch.


The custom of "naughty" children only getting coal for Christmas is an Italian tradition.

Each year more than 3 billion Christmas cards are sent in the U.S. alone.


Christmas trees usually grow for about 15 years before they are sold.


The average American spends almost $800 on Holiday shopping.


Christmas purchases account for 1/6 of all retail sales in the U.S.


Christmas is a contraction of “Christ’s Mass,” which is derived from the Old English Cristes mæsse (first recorded in 1038). The letter “X” in Greek is the first letter of Christ, and “Xmas” has been used as an abbreviation for Christmas since the mid 1500s.


The current aesthetic of Santa Claus in his red suit was invented by Coca Cola in a 1930's ad.


Because they viewed Christmas as a decadent Catholic holiday, the Puritans in America banned all Christmas celebrations from 1659-1681 with a penalty of five shillings for each offense. Some Puritan leaders condemned those who favored Christmas as enemies of the Christian religion.


17.5 million sufganiyot (donuts) are enjoyed in Israel during Hanukkah. Enjoying the sweet treat during the Holidays commemorates the miracle of oil.


Every Lunar New Year begins with a new animal's zodiac year. The upcoming Lunar New year will be ringing in the year of the rooster.


Jingle Bells was originally written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.


The “true love” mentioned in the song “Twelve Days of Christmas” does not refer to a romantic couple, but the Catholic Church’s code for God. The person who receives the gifts represents someone who has accepted that code. For example, the “partridge in a pear tree” represents Christ. The “two turtledoves” represent the Old and New Testaments.


Contrary to popular belief, suicide rates during the Christmas holiday are low. The highest rates are during the spring.


The Löschner family of Germany has the largest nutcracker collection, amassing over 4,000 of the wooden toys!


The Christmas tree in Rockefeller center has over 25,000 light bulbs.


The first candy cane is said to have been created in Germany in the 1600's. Nowadays, almost two billion candy canes are produced for the Holidays.

Approximately 30-35 million real (living) Christmas trees are sold each year in the U.S. That's not even counting artificial trees!


Evergreens (from the Old English word aefie meaning “always” and gowan meaning “to grow”) have been symbols of eternal life and rebirth since ancient times. The pagan use and worship of evergreen boughs and trees has evolved into the Christianized Christmas tree.


Santa Claus is based on a real person, a Turkish man named St. Nikolas of Myra who lived in the fourth century and was known for his great generosity. He is the world’s most popular non-Biblical saint, and artists have portrayed him more often than any other saint except Mary. He is the patron saint of banking, pawnbroking, pirating, butchery, sailing, thievery, orphans, royalty, and New York City.


In A.D. 350, Pope Julius I, bishop of Rome, proclaimed December 25 the official celebration date for the birthday of Christ.


Alabama was the first state in the United States to officially recognize Christmas in 1836.


Oklahoma was the last U.S. state to declare Christmas a legal holiday, in 1907.


Hanukkah is a "floating Holiday," meaning that it's celebrated on different dates every year.


It is estimated that 1 out of 3 people worldwide celebrate Christmas.


“White Christmas” by Irving Berlin is the best selling single song of all time, with over 100 million sales worldwide.


Christmas stockings allegedly evolved from three sisters who were too poor to afford a marriage dowry and were, therefore, doomed to a life of prostitution. They were saved, however, when the wealthy Bishop Saint Nicholas of Smyrna (the precursor to Santa Claus) crept down their chimney and generously filled their stockings with gold coins


The origins of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comes from a store promotion at the department store Montgomery Ward. In 1939, an employee developed the idea of Rudolph to help sell children's books. It worked! The store sold over two million copies.


In 1962, the first Christmas postage stamp was issued in the United States.


The custom of "naughty" children only getting coal for Christmas is an Italian tradition.


Source: eNewBreak