Claus Applause

PHOTOS: 2017 Claus Applause winners

December 22, 2017

City staff and residents took a twinkly tour of the city on Dec. 13 to judge the city’s annual holiday decorating contest. The 2017 Claus Applause winners are listed below by category. A first, second, and third place winner was chosen for each ward. Mayor Candace Hollingsworth picked her [read more]

VIDEO: Claus Applause winners

December 20, 2016

Two houses that were judged in the Hyattsville decorating contest were showstoppers. These homeowners know how to put on a light show. The winner of the Green Award in this year’s Claus Applause Holiday Decorating contest, 3502 Jefferson St. The Ward 5 winner in this year’s Claus [read more]

PHOTOS: Claus Applause judging is pure delight

December 17, 2016

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — On Dec. 14, four residents and city employees — myself, included — gathered to judge the houses nominated for Claus Applause, the city’s long-standing holiday decorating contest. As a kid, my family and a neighbor family would pile into a van and drive around to [read more]

Thieves steal holiday decorations from Claus Applause winners

December 31, 2015

BY REBECCA BENNETT — Two days after two Queensbury Road residents won first place for Ward 1 in the City of Hyattsville Claus Applause holiday decorating contest, someone stole several decorations from their yard. Maxine Donnachie said she noticed early Friday, Dec. 18 that two decorative deer, [read more]