Get Involved: The Holiday Spirit of Dana Point

Decorating Contest Aims to Spread Holiday Cheer & Tourism throughout City

lluminOcean, hosted and presented by The Resorts of Dana Point, will debut in Dana Point for the 2014 holiday season. This unique event will feature a magical festival of lights staged amongst the spectacular coastal setting of our Dana Point Harbor. IlluminOcean is expected to attract thousands of visitors to Dana Point during its 40 Nights of Holiday Lights. While the first year will see the majority of the lights in the Harbor, IlluminOcean has plans on expanding each year into other areas of Dana Point to create a citywide attraction. Additionally, the City of Dana Point is adding new holiday lights at the entrances of Town Center and new citywide holiday pole banners.

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage our local businesses to get in on the fun and help spread the magic of IlluminOcean throughout Dana Point during the Holiday Season.

We are pleased to announce a new business holiday lights contest, the Holiday Spirit of Dana Point. The contest is focused on including and showcasing our local businesses during the holiday season and encouraging shopping and dining in Dana Point. We invite you to be creative in decorating for the holidays and help us show what makes Dana Point such a special community.

To help you get started and play on the IlluminOcean theme, the City of Dana Point has purchased a limited number of light covered dolphin sculptures to give away for free to our local businesses to use them in their decor. Numbers are limited so hurry and pick up your dolphin.

To participate in the Holiday Spirit of Dana Point business decorating contest, contact the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce to sign up and pick up your free lighted dolphin starting November 18, 2014 at the Chamber office. Dolphins are also available at the Public Works Office in City Hall.

Judging will take place between December 19th and 22nd. Judging will be limited to businesses within the city limits of Dana Point, on exterior decor only and must be completely installed by December 19, 2014. Contest rules subject to change without notice.