The city of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Commission has announced the winners of the 26th Annual Lights, Sights, and Holiday Nights decorating contest. 

The commissioners who served as judges said they were in awe at the number of entries and the beautiful use of lights to brighten Santa Maria. With numerous entries this year, it made the decision process difficult, they said.

The 2022 winners will be acknowledged at the City Council meeting, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 at City Hall, 110 E. Cook St. A link to the video presentation showing the winning entries will be posted on the city’s website and YouTube channel.

Following are the winning entries:

Best Decorated Rookie Award:  

Meza Family, 1319 N. College Drive

 Country Christmas Award:

Evans Family, 2842 Estrada Place

Home Spun Holiday Award:

Lopez Family, 416 S. Palisade Drive

California Dreamin’ Award:

Mariscal Family, 2443 Wailea Court

 Simply Christmas Award:

Snyder Family, 2926 Bunfill Drive

 Holiday Hall of Fame:

Bernard Family, 228 Linda Drive

Price Family, 526 Boscoe Court

Kosmala Family, 801 S. Miller

Dickerson Family, 104 Palm Court

Melena Family, 1051 W. Stowell Road

To see the complete map of winners, including those that received Honorable Mention, visit

The annual holiday decorating contest is presented by the Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department, the Recreation and Parks Commission, and People for Leisure and Youth, Inc. (PLAY).

Direct questions to the Recreation and Parks Department, 805-925-0951 ext. 2260.