Decorate Dublin Holiday Contest for Businesses

The 2018 Decorate Dublin Holiday Contest is sponsored by the City of Dublin and the Dublin Chamber of Commerceto encourage shoppers to frequent Dublin businesses, while also promoting festive decor in Dublin’s retail areas during the busy holiday shopping season. Sixteen businesses participated in the contest this year.

2018 Winners

Winners have been chosen in four categories for the 2018 Decorate Dublin Holiday Contest for businesses:

People's Choice Award:

Amador Spa 
7660 Amador Valley Blvd.) 

Best Use of Light: 


Gallagher's Dublin Pub 
(7821 Amador Valley Blvd.)

Best Interior: 


Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Office 
(7600 Dublin Blvd.)

Most Festive/Creative: 


Debut Salon 
(6766 Amador Plaza Rd.)

The Chamber of Commerce will present prizes to the winning businesses at the January 8, 2019 Dublin City Council meeting.

Thank you to the sixteen businesses who participated in the contest this year, as well as everyone who voted for the People’s Choice Award.

How the Contest Works:

Businesses register in advance with the Chamber of Commerce. Then, during the week of December 14 -18, 2018, a panel of judges select the “Best Use of Lights,” “Best Interior,” and “Most Festive” awards, while the People’s Choice Award will be selected by members of the public who cast a vote online. (Voting closed on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.)

Why Should Businesses Participate?

  • By decorating, your customers will know you are open for holiday shopping.
  • Photos of all the participating businesses will be posted online for public voting.  Not only does this provide exposure for your business, but you can engage with your customers by encouraging them to vote for the People's Choice award!
  • Bragging rights!  Winners will be recognized online by the Dublin Chamber and City of Dublin, and will be invited to receive their prize at a City Council meeting in January 2019.

Contest Rules:

  • Only businesses located within the city limits of Dublin are eligible to participate in the Decorate Dublin Holiday Contest for Businesses. 
  • The individual who registers must be affiliated with the participating business. 
  • Businesses may compete in multiple categories, but may win only one category. 
  • Submissions must comply with the City of Dublin’s Code Enforcement regulations.