2021 Contest Rules

  • The Holiday Home Decorating Contest is open to Polo businesses and homes within the Polo School District
  • Decorations must be visible from the street/roadway.
  • Decorations for the contest must be available and lit up from Saturday, December 4th through Saturday, December 18th between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for community voting.
  • Contest winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021 on the Polo Christmas Festival Facebook page.
  • There is no cost to enter, but registration is required. Please see instructions below.


  • People’s Choice/Best in Show
  • Best Use of Lights
  • Most Creative
  • Best Business


  • $25 in Polo Dollars, which can be used at any Polo business, will be awarded to the winner in each category.

To register and have your home or business included on the Holiday Home Decorating Contest map, please email your name/business name, phone number and address to polochristmasfestival@gmail.comor stop by the Polo Library to complete your registration form. Participants must register by Saturday, November 27th.


  • Voting will take place from Saturday, December 4th – Saturday, December 18th by visiting www.polochamber.org or by completing a paper ballot available at the Polo Library or Country Financial.
  • Only one vote per email or ballot will be allowed.

Polo Chamber  of Commerce

​​​Saturday, December 4th, 2021

   As winter and Christmas approach, so do the feelings of nostalgia, comfort, and hope. The Polo Christmas Festival Committee is looking forward to bringing back many of the activities that made for such an enjoyable first festival back in 2019, while we celebrate our community and the holiday season.

   This year’s festival will take place from 4:00 - 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 4th, with many of the fun events set to return, including children’s crafts, the Festival of Trees, carriage rides, holiday stories, photos with Santa’s elves, and a visit from the big man himself at the annual tree lighting uptown. Our hope for the Polo Christmas Festival is to have something for everyone, young and old. ​

8:00 - 10:00 am - Breakfast with Santa at Faith United Methodist Church
8:30 am - 6:00 pm - Country Floral's Christmas Open House
9:00 am - 6:00 pm - The Christmas Cupboard (antiques, Christmas gifts, and more)
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Cub Scouts Pack 337 selling Christmas Wreaths & Swag at St. Mary's Church
10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Craft, Vendor and Farmer's Market Show at Crossroads Community Church (Vendor spots currently full)
10:00 - 8:00 pm - Our House Antiques (antiques, gifts, refreshments and door prizes)
2:00 - 4:00 pm - Historical Trolley Tour of Polo featuring the Polo Historical Society. Meet at the Polo Historical Society.
2:30 - 7:00 pm - Sip and Shop Vendor Show (next to Chesty P's)
4:00 - 6:00 pm - Christmas Wish Tree at Paul’s Park (Mason/Division) and Winter Carnival at Crossroads Community Church
4:00 - 8:00 pm
     - Chesty P’s - Adult hot chocolate, eggnog, popcorn & holiday treats
     - First State Bank - S’mores and crafts for kids
     - Marco Nutrition - Facepainting and body art by Whimsy Pixie Paint
     - Northwestern Mutual - Photos with Santa’s Elves
     - Polo Fresh Food Market- Holiday refreshments
     - Polo Library - Stories on the half-hour and take-and-make crafts
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Lion’s Club Christmas Dinner at the Polo Fire Station (Sit-down or drive-thru)
5:00 - 8:00 pm - Cargill Horse and Wagon Rides and refreshments at the Polo Public Library Pavilion (Sponsored by the Polo Fire Department)
6:00 pm - Santa’s Arrival & Tree Lighting at Paul’s Park (Mason/Division)
6:30 pm - Spontaneous Combustion - Barbershop Quartet at the Polo Library Pavilion
8:00 pm - Christmas Cash - 60/40 Raffle Winner Drawing announced on our Facebook page

The Polo Area Community Theater presents "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" on December 3, 4, & 10 at 7:00 pm and December 5 & 11 at 2:00 pm at Polo Town Hall.