Braemar Residents: It's Time to Get the Holiday Decorations Up

By
Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster Real Estate VA License # 0225089470

Every year, the Bristow, Virginia  community of Braemar hosts a holiday lights contests for its residents.  I'm already seeing the lights and wreaths going up on houses.  If you haven't started, you may want to take this weekend to get going.

The Braemar Holiday Lights contest will be judged this year on December 11th & 12th.  I know that may seem yearly, but there's a method to the madness.

Braemar announces the winners at the Braemar Holiday Party, scheduled this year (2010) for Friday, December 16th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.   Santa will be there if your kids would like to snap a photo with him.  There will also be hayrides within the community, but starting from the Iona Sound Clubhouse.

So get those holiday decorations up.  This is the first year that the Braemar sub-associations are not giving prizes in particular categories, but simply picking their two favorite homes in each sub-association.  Go with whatever holiday theme you like.

As a judge for Tartan Hill Village, I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your hard work.

Comments (11)

Janice Roosevelt
Keller Williams Brandywine Valley - West Chester, PA
OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker

Chris Ann, this soulds like so much fun, hopeyou take lots of photos and post.

Nov 27, 2010 06:12 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Chris Ann - Wish I could join in!  Sounds like a lot of fun, and very festive.

Nov 27, 2010 06:44 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Sounds like fun.  I'm sure you will have some good photos to post after the event.

Nov 27, 2010 06:45 AM
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Central Maryland

What fun being a judge must be. I bet your community looks very festive.

Nov 27, 2010 06:59 AM
Pat Fenn
Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker - Springfield, VA

I might have to take a drive through Braemar this holiday season to see the award winners.

Nov 28, 2010 01:43 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Janice: It is a lot of fun, but very hard to judge.

Judy: Sure does make the neighborhood sparkle.

Cindy: If I can figure out how to take a good picture of a house with Christmas lights.

Nov 28, 2010 04:19 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Ellie: It's hard to remember who you picked the previous year. I have a tendency toward the same few houses every year and I don't think that's fair.

Pat: You can even drive with me to help judge if you like.

Nov 28, 2010 04:21 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX
Broker,CLHMS,GRI

Chris Ann This looks like fun and how cool that you get to participate as a judge! I hope you do a post with pictures as a follow up!

Nov 28, 2010 04:49 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Russell:  If the pictures turn out okay, I will.  I'll have to do some practicing.

Nov 28, 2010 05:20 AM
Anne Clark
Metro Referrals - Gainesville, VA

It's nice that Braemar not only has a Holiday Party, but a lights contest as well.  What a great neighborhood.

Nov 28, 2010 01:52 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Anne:  Braemar's community activities will be even better next year.  We're trying to organize an Octoberfest.

Nov 28, 2010 02:09 PM