December 16, 2020

County Sharing Residents’ Winter and Holiday Decorations

Winter Holiday Decoration Display  

In a year dominated by the COVID-19 virus, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich wants the sharing of spirit and joy to be celebrated together. He is inviting residents to submit photos of winter and holiday decorations that will then be displayed on the County’s website so all can see them.

Residents can share efforts that decorate their homes and neighborhoods by sending photos to photos will be displayed on the home page of the County website at All photos submitted will be displayed on a special website that can be found at Residents can now submit photos. All submissions must be made by Dec. 18.

“I know this year has been extremely difficult for so many of us—for our friends, families and neighbors,” said County Executive Elrich. “As we head toward the shortest day of the year on Dec. 21, I ask you to take a moment and look around your house and your neighborhood and submit a photo of a decoration ​or display that makes you smile or brightens your day, or literally, your night. It can be a drawing, decorations on a house or houses, a winter plant​ display or something else that makes you smile or gives you a moment of respite. If it is bringing you and your neighbors some joy, we hope you will share it with others.”

Residents must submit photos with their names, the section of the County in which they live (neighborhood name if one exists) and their contact information. If they submit a photo of a neighbor’s home, they must have the permission of that homeowner and submit the homeowner’s name along with their name. A photo of a public display must contain a description of the site and its location.

The County display of photos is not a contest. No awards are at stake.

All photos submitted will become the property of the County and may be used in other ways to celebrate the many views of Montgomery County.