The Magical Holiday Lights of Ladera Heights

Updated: Dec 23, 2020

The 2020 "Kid's Choice" winner

The First-Annual Ladera Heights Holiday Decor Contest kicked off last week and the show of holiday spirit was bright! If you haven't made your way through our community's many nooks and crannies to see the countless displays, we suggest you take the time.


The contest was imagined by Laderian, Evangelyn Nathan and led by LHCA Advisor, Dorothy Harris. The LHCA Beautification committee took ownership of the event and recruited several helpers from the community to bring it to life including the artwork of Barbi Neth seen online and along the major corridors of Ladera.

This friendly and festive competition did not disappoint, with so many festive displays spreading holiday cheer in a time when our community needs it most. We received 32 entrants into the competition and judged based on overall appearance, window display, and door display. The judges for this year's competition used a 4-point scale to grade each display. This year's judges were:

  • Dorothy Harris

  • Evangelyn Nathan

  • Sondra Hale

  • Rick Aldridge

  • Ran Craycraft

  • Barbi Neth

  • Tracie Lyons


* Winning entries in bold below


2020 Entrants:

5611 South Holt Ave

5540 Bedford Avenue

5537 Senford Avenue

5519 Shenandoah Ave

5145 Shenandoah Ave

5129 Reynier Ave

5002 Pendleton Ct

5121 S. Sherbourne Dr.

5325 Corning Ave.

5310 S Garth Ave

5621 S Chariton Ave

5635 S. Chariton Ave

5831 S Corning Ave

5325 S Corning Ave

6104 Bedford Avenue

5421 W 62nd St

6180 Wooster Ave

5635 W 63rd St

6711 S Halm Ave

6644 Wooster Ave.

6525 South Sherbourne Drive

5535 W 64th Street

5386 W Amberwood Dr

428 W. Ellis Ave.

6025 S Croft Avenue

4872 W 63rd St

6274 Mosley Avenue

6259 Acacia Street

4910 W. 63rd Street

6234 Morley Avenue

5025 W. 59th St

5824 South Kings Road


In addition to bragging rights until next year, each winning display received a yard sign proclaiming victory and a gift card to See's Candies. Happy Holidays to all of our friends in Ladera Heights. We hope our friendly competition brought joy to everyone and a spirit of hope rolling into the New Year.


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