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Cruising Into Christmas 2- Holiday Lights Contest & Backward Parade

Holiday Fun For Everyone!

Cruising Into Christmas is back again for it's second year with a fun for all ages evening to celebrate the holidays! It's a safe and super fun way to get into the spirit of the season by loading your loved ones into the car, and taking a cruise around town. One of the most precious gifts you can give is making cherished memories with your loved ones and we hope to help you make those memories on this magical evening.

Be sure to check out all of the Holiday Lights Contest Entries, and view the Holiday Parade Float entries parked at each of the Giving and Receiving Stations throughout town for our Backward Parade. Like last year's event, the Giving and Receiving Stations will be set up so that you can make donations and receive holiday goodies. Wrap up your evening with a cruise down the nostalgic and beautifully decorated Silver Street in Historic Downtown!

Make sure you also vote on your favorite decorated house and favorite float! Local eateries will have dinner and treat specials, plus you can finish your holiday shopping in our various shops that feature one-of-a-kind gifts from antiques and home decor, to jewelry, specialty foods and drinks, fine art, clothing and more!

December 11, 2021 
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Ashland, Nebraska

Want To Participate in the Holiday Lights or Parade Float Contests? We are accepting entries for the Holiday Lights Contest and the Backward Parade Float Entries and there are fabulous cash prizes for the top 3 entries in each! 1st prize of $250.00; 2nd prize of $175.00; 3rd prize of $150.00.

Entry Deadline for Both Contests is:  December 6, 2021

Holiday Lights Contest is limited to the first 20 qualifying entries received and will be judged via survey by attendees to the Crusing Into Christmas Event. Parade Float Entries will be judged by a 3 judge panel.

Fill out the form below to submit your entry today!  If you'd like to help or sponsor, please email us at ashlandnebraskachamber@gmail.com

Cruising Into Christmas 2 - Official Entry Form 


Which event do you wish to participate in? (you may choose more than one)
Backward Parade Float Entry   Holiday Lights Contest Entry

I am at least 18 years old       Yes

Property Address, City, Zip Code and apartment number if applicable

Contact Phone Number: 

Email Address: 

Holiday Lights Contest Participants:
I understand that the Christmas lights must be turned on at this property and all other decorations must be in place and visible from the street from 5:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m. on December 11, 2021 when judging will occur. This property is a residential address, not a business address.

I understand my address will be on a list for Cruising Into Christmas attendees to visit, view, and vote on for the contest. The list will be in both virtual form and print. 

All Contest Participants: 

I understand that the contact information I provide will be kept confidential by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce and used only for notification purposes for this contest.  It will not be sold or provided by the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce to any affiliate or third party.

By signing below, I acknowledge that I have opened, read and agree to abide by the Official Rules in the pdf below and all applicable City/County rules and regulations in setting up my holiday decorations.  

I also acknowledge that I am not an employee of the Ashland Area Chamber or Commerce, a contest judge, a sponsor, the owner of a sponsor business or an immediate family member of any of these people.

Typed Signature: 



Cruising into Christmas Official Rules




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