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Decorate a Candy Cane - Apply by 10/11

Participate in our newest winter event, The Great Candy Cane Hunt. Apply to decorate a 4 foot tall wooden candy cane.

Candy canes will be displayed outside on the Sunnyvale Community Center campus. Displays will run between Thanksgiving and New Year’s.

Theme: Winter Holiday Cheer

Who is eligible to apply?

Sunnyvale businesses, non-profits, community and youth groups.* One submission per group. No individual entries accepted.


All candy canes* will be considered for a ribbon award. Members of the Sunnyvale City Council, Arts Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission will serve as judges.

Award categories are:

  • Best Overall Decoration
  • Best Business Spirit
  • Best Community Organization Spirit
  • Best Youth Group Spirit
  • Best Use of Re-purposing/Recycling of Materials
  • Most Festive Winter Decoration
  • Most Holiday Spirit
  • Most Creative Design
  • Most Original Use of Materials
  • Honorable Mention


Application deadline: Monday, Oct. 11 by 5 p.m.

The Great Candy Cane Hunt Application

*City Departments and Boards and Commissions may apply and participate, but are not eligible for awards.

For more information

Email Michele-Bridget Ragsdale

September 30, 2021