It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Empire Communities is making it extra special with the #EmpireShineBright holiday lighting contest. The GTA-based developer is inviting all homeowners in the Riverland, Wyndfield, Lush and Victory, Imagine, Summerlea and Avalon communities to let their inner Clark Griswold out and create a show-stopping holiday display for a chance to win a $1,000 prepaid Visa gift card. As one of Southwestern Ontario’s leading developers of master-planned communities, Empire has also partnered with the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton and will donate $2.00 for every entry.

So grab your ladders, twinkly lights and giant inflatable Santas and spread some holiday cheer in your neighbourhood!


The contest closes on December 31, 2018 and winners will be chosen by Empire and contacted in January 2019. One winner from each participating Empire community will be selected.

Here’s how to enter:

1. Follow Empire on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

2. Submit a photo or video of your exterior Christmas lights using the hashtag #EmpireShineBright. Make sure to tag Empire Communities and include the name of the community you live in.

3. Watch your social media account for a message from Empire to see if you’ve won. The homeowner with the most dazzling display in each community will be awarded with $1,000.


Entries will be judged based on originality, creativity and overall presentation. Want to size up the competition? Visit your nearest participating community and presentation centre today.


Established in 1993, Empire Communities has built more than 12,000 new homes and high-rise condominiums across the Greater Toronto area, Southwestern Ontario and the southern United States. To learn more about the developer and to experience the quality craftsmanship and design of an Empire home, visit empirecommunities.com.

For full contest details visit empirecommunities.com/empireshinebright-holiday-contest.

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