Town in northern California hosts successful Christmas lighting contest

MCKINLEYVILLE, Ca. — A town in northern California just announced its winners for its annual ‘Christmas Lighting Contest.’

The free-to-enter contest is held in Mckinleyville.

The contest featured multiple categories for residents to participate in such as: best light show, best inflatables, best decorated and best door decor.

All prizes for the contest were donated by the community and local businesses, totaling around $4,200 dollars!

The event organizer says 81 people participated this year.

NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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