The Union Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a holiday decorating contest. 

This year the department is sponsoring the Deck the Hall event. The contest is intended to enhance the community’s holiday spirit with decorating the town this winter season.

Interested decorators can enter a home, business or organization in the contest. Judging will be for outside decorations and lights only. 

The contest is free to enter. All entries must be in the Union city limits. 

Interested participants must notify the parks department by Thursday, Dec. 13, at 4:30 p.m.

There will be two categories: homes and businesses/organizations. 

Judging will be done between Friday, Dec. 14, and Wednesday, Dec. 19. Any competitor must have their decorations/lights on between 5 and 10 p.m. each evening for judging. 

Winners will be notified on Dec. 21. Signs will be displayed in winning yards and announced online for bragging rights. Prizes include $50 for first place and $25 for second place.

For more information, please visit www.unionmissouri.org/uprd or call 636-583-8471.