City staff and residents took a twinkly tour of the city on Dec. 13 to judge the city’s annual holiday decorating contest.

The 2017 Claus Applause winners are listed below by category. A first, second, and third place winner was chosen for each ward. Mayor Candace Hollingsworth picked her favorite for the Mayor’s Choice Award. Residents using decorations with reduced environmental impact are eligible for the Green Award.

Awards will be presented to the winners at the Hyattsville City Council meeting on Jan. 8.

Mayor’s Choice Award: 5705 31st Place

The winner of the 2017 Claus Applause Mayor’s Choice Award. Photo by Kerry-Ann Hamilton








Green Award: 4011 Crittenden Street

Winner of the 2017 Claus Applause Green Award. Photo by Kerry-Ann Hamilton








Ward 1 Winners

Ward 2 Winners


Ward 3 Winners


Ward 4 Winners


Ward 5 Winners