Catalina Island News

Catalina Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Catalina Island Foundation

The Catalina Island Foundation and Overlook Hall would like to invite local non-profit groups to enter the Second Annual Catalina Christmas Tree Decorating Contest!  Cash prizes will be awarded to three non-profit winners and all trees will be auctioned off at the end of the contest. Local businesses may also enter on behalf of a designated charity. NO ENTRY FEE!

The Christmas Tree Decorating Contest will take place at Overlook Hall on Sunday, December 4th, 2016 according to the schedule below:

Christmas Tree Decoration: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Judging of the Trees: 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Awards and Auction:  3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Using their own decorations, participants may ornament the trees in any tasteful way they wish.  Judging will be based on originality, visual appeal, and best portrayal of a Christmas theme and/or the organization’s mission.

First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250

To be eligible to win, entrants must have trees completed and picture-ready by 3:15 p.m. Sunday, December 4th, 2016. Judging will be by a panel of moderately sober judges.

Entrants who would like to participate in the contest must fill out the Entry Form and submit to Overlook Hall by Friday, November 25th, 2016. Email the attached form to or deliver it to Overlook Hall at 209 E Whittley. One 4’ noble fir Christmas tree will be provided to each entrant/team.

For more details about registering your organization for the Christmas Tree Decorating Contest, please contact Overlook Hall at 310-427-2450.