Join the Berne Chamber of Commerce in a Christmas Lights Competition for any business or home in Berne! The contest will take place December 17 from 6-10 pm. All you have to do is decorate your house, register, and make sure your lights are turned on at that time for our judges and community to enjoy! Registration is free, but will close December 10. Here is the link to the form:

All entries are judged on originality, creativity, and their Holiday or Swiss spirit!!

A form will be available via our social media, website, a QR code in the paper, and a QR code on flyers for the community to vote for the winners. We will award winners in the following five categories:

  • Most Traditional
  • Business Best of Show
  • Community Favorite
  • Best “SWISS”mas
  • Santa’s Choice

Members of the Berne Chamber of Commerce Board, and one special guest will judge all entries to determine a “Santa’s Choice”. One winner will be awarded for each category. Judging includes the part of your yard and house that is visible/open to the public.

Winners will receive MAJOR bragging rights and a keepsake award sign in their yard. Winners will also be featured on the Berne Chamber of Commerce website, social media, and in the Berne Witness!!

If you have any questions or would like to register in person please contact the Berne Chamber of Commerce at 260-589-8080 or