CORRECTION: Light Up McLean Winners Announced

LUM - 2023 - Overall Winner- Shekmar Family

County of Fairfax, Virginia
The McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, Virginia 22101

Media Contact:
Sabrina Anwah, Director of Communications
703-790-0123, TTY: 711

Monday, Feb. 5, 2024

The Old Firehouse Center Presents Awards to Winners of the 2023 Light Up McLean Holiday House Decorating Contest

McLean, Va.—The Old Firehouse Center has named three local families winners of the 2023 Light Up McLean House Decorating Contest, which was held in December 18, 2023-January 2, 2024. A total of ten families participated in the contest and 1000 residents voted for the winners. The Old Firehouse Center is located at 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.

The Light Up McLean Holiday Decorating Contest offered McLean residents an opportunity to show off their homes’ holiday splendor and prove their holiday decorations were the best in the neighborhood. Old Firehouse General Manager Andrew Carter says the contest adds additional joyful activity to the holidays. “Families enjoy visiting the various houses that are entered in the contest and then casting their votes for their favorites.”

Congratulations to the winners:

House 6 – Best Overall
The Shekmar Family

House 3 – Best Holiday Theme
The Pierce Family

House 1 – Most Creative
The Gebereegziabher Family

Winners received a Swarovski ornament and a White House tree ornament.

The Light Up McLean House Decorating Contest will return in the fall. For more information, contact the Old Firehouse Center at 703-448-8336, TTY: 711 or visit

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The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center seven working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.