Newton, NC – The Newton Appearance Commission is sponsoring a Christmas Decorating Contest this holiday season.
Residents and businesses within the city of Newton are invited to decorate their homes, yards, and businesses with a holiday or winter theme for the chance to win cash prizes.

Entry into the contest is free, but entry applications are required and must be received no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12. Entry applications and contest details are available at Newton City Hall, the Newton Recreation Center, the Catawba County Main Library, and online at

Judging will take place from Friday, Dec. 15, through Monday, Dec. 18. Decorations must be in place during that time to be considered for the contest. Winners will be announced on the Appearance Commission’s Facebook page. They will also be posted on the city of Newton website.

The Appearance Commission hopes members of the community will show off their Christmas spirit and civic pride during the contest.

One winning business and one winning home will each receive a $75 gift card. One honorable mention business and one honorable mention home will each receive a $25 gift card.

If you have any questions, please email