Winners of the first Olde Hilliard Christmas Decorating Contest were announced Tuesday by Destination Hilliard executive director Christy J. Clark. The contest was organized by the city of Hilliard and Destination Hilliard and chaired by volunteer John Peters. Businesses and residents located in Old Hilliard were encouraged to decorate their businesses or homes for the holiday season. Old Hilliard is defined as Norwich Street and Main Street from arch to arch.

Winners of the first Olde Hilliard Christmas Decorating Contest were announced Tuesday by Destination Hilliard executive director Christy J. Clark. The contest was organized by the city of Hilliard and Destination Hilliard and chaired by volunteer John Peters. Businesses and residents located in Old Hilliard were encouraged to decorate their businesses or homes for the holiday season. Old Hilliard is defined as Norwich Street and Main Street from arch to arch.

The Holiday Lighting Contest began on Thursday, Dec. 2. Decorations and lights will remain up through Thursday, Dec. 30. On Dec. 2, 17 and 18, individuals and families had the opportunity to see the lights and decorations from an old fashion trolley, thanks to sponsors: Sports on Tap, Oties and Hilliard Arts Council.

Five judges selected business and residential winners based upon their hard work and creativity of decorating their properties. The decorations were judged on their beauty and originality.