Here on the KLYQ home page, we wanted a little Christmas lighting. So, for the weekend, here are just a few of the many lawn displays throughout the town of Hamilton. Included are the three winning entries in the City of Hamilton Christmas Decorating Contest. A family tradition that is worth the time is a nighttime drive through your town, wherever you might be, and see the ways your neighbors have decorated their homes for the holidays.

There are some incredible displays throughout the Bitterroot Valley and Western Montana. Our sister stations in Missoula are checking those. And, in Stevensville, the Christmas display contest continues until December 29. You can find a listing in the Bitterroot Star newspaper.

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Merry Christmas from KLYQ.

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Hamilton winner on South 5th. (Fullerton photo, Townsquare Media)
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Brightening Ward 2. (Fullerton photo, Townsquare Media)
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Snuggled at home, among the lights in Ward 1. (Fullerton photo, Townsquare Media)
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Bright animals. (Fullerton photo, Townsquare Media)
Small snowpeople admiring tiny tree. (Fullerton photo, Townsquare Media)

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