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Light Up Uptown: Holiday Edition

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived in Uptown!

We are excited to invite our Uptown residents to participate in Light Up Uptown, a multifamily unit holiday light competition located in all four wards.

Deck out your balconies or windows to spread holiday cheer and post your creations to Facebook or Instagram. Make sure to tag @Uptown.CLT and use the hashtags #LightupUptownCLT and #UptownCLT to be entered in the contest and a chance to be featured on social media!

The winners will also be rewarded with QC Cash, the best way to show your Uptown pride and support local businesses. You can find more information about the program at QC Cash Gift Card program website.

Contest Prizes in two categories:

Judge’s Choice:

1st Place: $250 QC Cash

2nd place: $150 QC Cash

3rd place: $100 QC Cash


  1. You must be a current resident of Uptown Charlotte in a multifamily unit.
  2. Contest is for EXTERIOR DECORATIONS ONLY (balcony, balcony windows), including but not limited to windows that are visible from the exterior.
  3. Displays must be family friendly. Be creative, be festive, have fun!
  4. Judging criteria includes presentation and originality.

a. Presentation: The overall effective presentation in beauty and creativity.

b. Originality: The creativeness and originality in the design concept.

Entry guidelines:

  1. Must have a personal account with Facebook and/or Instagram
  2. Must post clear pictures of your balcony decorations on your social media sites
  3. When you post, you must use the following hashtags:
    1. #LightupUptownCLT
    2. #UptownCLT

The judging will take place on December 15th. Winners will be announced on December 16th on Uptown Charlotte social media channels and the upcoming monthly newsletter.

Good Luck! We hope you have fun with this contest!

Please follow your building community and safety guidelines when decorating your balconies.

Contact Jalitha Moore, Charlotte Center City Partners Uptown Community Manager, at or 704.819.7139 if you have any questions.