Murrieta Holiday Home Decorating Contest Winners Crowned

A map of all entries is available beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Murrieta City Hall or on the city's website.

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 11:20 a.m. Dec. 12 to include a printable pdf map of the winning entries.

Murrieta is bright and beautiful this time of year, just ask the judges of the city's annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest.

There were 35 entries in this year's contest. Judging took place the Dec. 7-8; the winners were announced Tuesday and are listed below.

Best Block: Shamrock Lane in the Mapleton Tract

Most Creative: The Drugatz Family at 36004 Corte Renata

Best Use of Lights: The Huezo Family at 41195 Geranio Circle

Most Festive: The Valenzuela Family at 36010 Corte Renata

Judge’s Prize: (Tie) The Cabrera Family at 23633 Lincoln Avenue

Judge's Prize: (Tie) The Rumpilla Family at 23625 Lincoln Avenue (tied)

Holiday Spirit: The Timm Family at 23539 Karen Place

Honorable Mentions:

The Lawson Family at 23928 Silverleaf Way

The Damato Family at 37542 Newcastle Road

The McConnell Family at 41939 Black Mountain Trail

The Tyler Family at 33588 Zinnia Lane

A map of all locations is available beginning Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Murrieta City Hall or on the city’s website at Murrieta.org.

All entries are accessible for public viewing, according to Lea Kolek, management analyst for the city of Murrieta.

For more information, call 951-304-PARK (7275).

Fauntleroy Murphy December 12, 2012 at 12:57 AM
They aren't in the City of Murrieta. They are in the unicorporated area of Riverside County. BTW to be annexed by Temecula (in their sphere of influence) as soon as tax revenue is high enough to make it worth it.
Hoa Quách December 12, 2012 at 01:25 AM
We should get all these homes in Patch's Deck the House contest! Winning home earns $100,000 for the school district: http://patch.com/A-zL85
Lea Kolek December 12, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Bainbridge is actually outside the city limits of Murrieta. City limits, postal delivery limits, and school district limits are all different for cities. The Mapleton tract for example, which is within Murrieta, has its kids go to the Menifee School District. Bainbridge happens to fall within the Murrieta postal area, but falls outside the city limits. Bainbridge is actually in un-incorporated Riverside County. Although Bainbridge couldn't be considered as an entry, it none-the-less is definitely worth a drive by to check out. There are two other Murrieta blocks that sync'd lights as well: Alpine Court in the Alta Murrieta tract and Corte Vienna near Rail Ranch Elementary School.
Cathy Neumann-Bearse December 13, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Being able to see these homes and how well the citizens of the city of Murrieta care about making their homes beautiful really made me happy. I really loved all the decorations!!
nathan huntsman December 19, 2012 at 05:05 AM


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