Cedar Grill cook Dillon Trumble and server Shelby McCreesh smile wide in front of the restaurant that’s been covered in good cheer for the season. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Cedar Grill cook Dillon Trumble and server Shelby McCreesh smile wide in front of the restaurant that’s been covered in good cheer for the season. (Photo - Andrew Bailey)

Chamber hosts Christmas decorating contest in Ucluelet

“It’s the holiday season and this is something fun that gets people excited.”

The Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce has put a plaque and coveted local bragging rights up for grabs while driving some energy into December’s streetscape by encouraging local business owners to embrace the holiday spirit and festively beautify their storefronts.

The chamber has launched Ucluelet’s first annual Christmas decorating contest this year.

“It’s a community event that gets people excited about the holidays and it gets businesses working together and collaborating,” said the chamber’s Lara Kemps. “It’s the holiday season and this is something fun that gets people excited about the holidays and being in our community.”

Any business wanting to participate should contact Kemps at 250-726-4641 or chamberoffice@uclueletinfo.com to sign up. The winner will be decided on Dec. 15.

Kemps said she’s been thrilled to see local businesses embrace the contest.

“It got people excited,” she said. “Everyone’s tired after a long summer and this got people excited and working together and talking together. Getting the businesses talking together is very important to me.”