Starts 12/1/2023, 06:00 PM

DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce presents the 2023 Annual Christmas Card Lane.


Setup for Christmas Cards: Tuesday, November 28, 2023 – Thursday, November 30, 2023
Judging of Cards: Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 5:00pm
Christmas Card Lane Opens: Friday, December 1, 2023 at 6:00pm
Christmas Cards stay up until after the first of the year.
Take down Cards: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 – Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Please send Check and Application Form to:
DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce | 222 E Oak Street • Arcadia, FL 34266

To pay by credit card, please visit: or call the chamber at (863) 494-4033

LED Lights & Extension Cords Required

Rules: Each participant is responsible for obtaining, constructing and painting their card, providing adequate lighting, extension cords, spotlights and replacements if needed. Each card must contain a Christmas message and/or appropriate theme, and may contain the signature of one family, business or organization.

Please, NO Advertising.

Card Measurements: No less than 4’ x 8’ and no larger than 8’ x 8’, presented in any shape or variation.

Lighting Requirements: No more than 150 watt lighting permitted. Use of LED, low voltage lamps. You must have your own extension cords. Please tag with your name.

Installation Requirements: Each card must be securely standing upright and anchored, making sure the poles are buried at least 20” into the ground.

All cards must be in place by Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 4:00pm to be eligible for judging. You are responsible for your own set up & hook up for lighting.

Judging: Will take place from 5:00 – 6:00pm on Thursday, November 30, 2023. NO Participants are to be present during judging!

Winners will be recognized for Christmas Card Lane at the January Early Bird. Please have a representative present. The Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for property of participants. However, extra security and protection by law enforcement agencies is being requested during the showing of Christmas Card Lane.

Categories are: (First and Second Place Winners)

  1. Best Religious Theme
  2. Best Theme
  3. Most Unique
  4. Judges Choice

For more information or any questions, call Debbie Wertz at the Chamber office at 863-494-4033.

Click here to access PDF entry form.

ENTRY FORM: Please complete and return to the Chamber of Commerce with appropriate payment Chamber Members are Free, Non-Members are $25.00