2023 Christmas Card Lane Application

Entry Application Information:


Judging of Cards: Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 5:00pm.

Christmas Card Lane Opens: Friday, December 1, 2023 at 6:00pm

Christmas Cards stay up until after the first of the year.

Take down Cards by: Tuesday, January 2, 2024 and Wednesday, January 3, 2024


Please send Check and Printed Application Form to:

DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce

222 E. Oak St • Arcadia, FL 34266

To pay by credit card, please fill out the form below or call the Chamber at (863)494-4033


LED Lights & Extension Cords Required


Rules: Each participant is responsible for obtaining, constructing and painting their card, providing adequate lighting, extension cords, spotlights and replacements if needed. Each card must contain a Christmas message and/or appropriate theme, and may contain the signature of one family, business or organization. Please, NO Advertising.


Card Measurements: No less than 4’ x 8’ and no larger than 8’ x 8’, presented in any shape or variation.


Lighting Requirements: No more than 150 watt lighting permitted. Use of LED, low voltage lamps. You must have your own extension cords.

Please tag with your name.


Installation Requirements: Each card must be securely standing upright and anchored, making sure the poles are buried at least 20” into theground. All cards must be in place by Thursday, November 30th, 2023 at 4:00pm to be eligible for judging. Volunteers will be there to help you find your spots. You are responsible for your own set up & hook up for lighting.


Judging: Will take place from 5:00 - 6:00pm on Thursday, November 30, 2023. NO Participants are to be present during judging! Winners will be recognized for Christmas Card Lane at the January Early Bird. Please have a representative present. The Chamber of Commerce is not responsible for property of participants. However, extra security and protection by law enforcement agencies is being requested during the showing of Christmas Card Lane.

Categories are: (First and Second Place Winners)

1. Best Religious Theme

2. Best Theme

3. Most Unique


For more information or any questions, call Debbie Wertz at the Chamber office at 494-4033.

Fill out the Application below or Download the Application and return it to the Chamber.

2023 Christmas Card Lane Application