Holiday Lighting Winners

Indian Springs Village Association 2018 Holiday Lighting Winners

This year’s judges focused on homes and areas that have not had the opportunity to win in prior years and had displayed a significant amount of effort and commitment that was involved in this year’s displays. 

This year’s Best House is 14 Golden Place, in Idlewood.  This home which is owned and decorated by Dan and Lori Parr, has over 60 separate Christmas trees on display in what Dan described as “Santa’s Christmas tree forest”. Dan and Lori said their display required over 50 hours to assemble and several storage units. 

Dan & Lori Parr


This year’s Best Neighborhood was given to the cul-de-sac on Lansend.  This was a new display which involved choregraphing the lights at three houses and the cul-de-sac.  Joe & Kimberly White, who live at 34 Lansend, started developing the lighting plans in August, with his neighbors Brian Ivey and Rob Haberkamp. 

Joe White


2014 ISVA Holiday Lighting & Decorating Contest Winners

The Indian Springs Village Association is pleased to announce the winners for Best Home and Best Neighborhood for the 2014 Holiday Lighting and Decorating Contest sponsored by The Woodlands Township.

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Best House - The Woodward family on Forge Hill


Best Neighborhood - S. Chandler Creek Circle

2013 Winners

The Indian Springs Village Association would like to congratulate the following winners of the 2013 Holiday Lighting & Decorating Contest sponsored by The Woodlands Township.

Lansdowne - 2013 ISVA Best Neighborhood

Lansdowne - 2013 Best Neighborho

Peaceful Canyon  ISVA 2013 Best House

The Fischer family on Garland Grove Place

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2012 Holiday Lighting and Decorating Contest

Best House: 
The winner of the 2012 Best House award in Indian Springs goes to 17 Sunshower Court in Peaceful Canyon.

The homeowners of the Best House award were surprised, yet excited to hear that they had won the award this year.  Some of their Peaceful Canyon neighbors had won the honors in year’s past, and they had been aspiring to win as well.  2012 was their year!  Always on the lookout for creative decorating ideas, they recently added a movie of Santa checking his list that can be seen in an upstairs window.

Best Neighborhood:
Mirror Ridge has won the 2012 Best Neighborhood honors.
Mirror Ridge
Picture Top:  The Mirror Ridge kids accept the 2012 Best Neighborhood Award on behalf of Mirror Ridge residents.
Picture Bottom:  Sign designer Andy Martinez poses with one of the "Twelve Days of Christmas" signs that can be seen throughout the neighborhood.

There were many beautiful neighborhoods to drive around in Indian Springs this year.  The committee always has a hard time deciding on the winner of the Best Neighborhood in The Woodlands Township-sponsored 2012 Holiday Lighting and Decorating contest.  This year, the judging committee learned the story of how the Mirror Ridge community came together to celebrate the holidays.  The story of how these neighborhood kids pulled together is very heartwarming, especially in light of the recent tragedy in CT. 

In 2009, Mirror Ridge won the ISVA Best Neighborhood award. It started with a couple of families, a simple little tree design, and materials that could be affordably purchased at Home Depot.  These families reached out to their neighbors to see if they could get neighborhood buy-in on a cohesive design, even offering help building the trees.  The result was a simple, but elegant “forest” of trees lining the neighborhood and resulting in Best Neighborhood awards.  Wanting to reclaim their award-winning status, these neighborhood families again decided it was time to step up their game for the 2012 season.  As a former children’s museum planner, one resident came up with the idea of using billboards or lawn signs, one for each of the 12 Days of Christmas according to the popular holiday song.  Another resident, 17 year old high school senior, Andy Martinez produced the design of the 12 billboards.  He then recruited 15 – 20 neighborhood kids to help him paint the signs.  One little painter was only 5 years old.  If you haven’t yet had the chance to drive around and see all the lights, pack up the family and go.  It is loads of fun!!