‘Best in Show’ winners announced for 2021 Community Holiday Light Show in Danville

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(Photo: Courtesy Danville Parks and Recreation Facebook)

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — After tallying the “Best in Show” votes, Danville Parks and Recreation has revealed the winners of the 2021 Community Holiday Light Show.

According to Danville Parks and Recreation, a portion of the proceeds from the show — which has earned praise throughout the region and even won a spot in the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events of 2021 — benefit local charities or non-profits that patrons vote for at the end of the show’s route.

We’re so happy to have been able to have a full version of the light show in 2021, as we had to scale back Children’s Village and photos with Santa last year,” said Special Events Coordinator Taylor Roberts. “This year’s light show was a huge success, and we thank everyone who supported our event in any capacity.”

Officials say the following winners will receive a portion of the proceeds, as well as their respective charities/non-profits:

  • 1st place: Trophy and Sign Center – God’s Pit Crew
  • 2nd place: Dan River FFA – Claire Parker Foundation
  • 3rd place: Old House Life and Ramsey Restoration – Friends of the Old West End
  • 4th place: The Hughes Center – Smokestack Theatre
  • 5th place: Goodyear – United Way of Danville Pittsylvania County
  • 6th place: Danville Krampus – Danville-Pittsylvania County Cancer Association

Danville Parks and Recreation says the 2021 Community Holiday Light Show welcomed a total of 11,500 people; 3,189 cars; and 23 buses from Dec. 9 through Dec. 23.

According to officials, a total of $4,000 was donated to non-profits for “Best in Show” while gate worker groups earned more than $13,706. 

In addition, repeat event sponsor Lidl reportedly donated over 3,000 cookies for attendees to enjoy while Children’s Village hosted 5,374 people and took 1,434 photos with Santa.

If you want to volunteer or build a display for the 2022 Community Holiday Light Show, you are asked to call Special Events at 434-793-4636. There is no cost to enter a display.

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