Downtown Development Program

Crepe Myrtle on Lee StreetFollow the red-brick sidewalks to charming shops and unique dining. Take a moment of reflection in remembrance at Kingsland Veterans Memorial Park or visit one of the downtown events held throughout the year.  

Visitors can explore a circa 1894 town and its past by basking in the charm of the red-brick paved sidewalks while enjoying the many unique dining and boutique shopping opportunities in the town proper. With the renovation of the historic Train Depot and construction of Kingsland Veterans Memorial Park, the little city is right on track for the future! 

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City of Kingsland: 2022 Home for the Holidays Festive Lights Decorating Contest

  1. This is the place to register for the Kingsland's Holiday Lights Decorating Contest. Fill in the boxes below and click the submit button to enter into the contest.

    Be Merry, Be Bright, Make Your House A Holiday Delight

    The City of Kingsland Invites You to Join Us for Our 1st Annual “Home for The Holidays” Holiday Lights Decorating Contest hosted by the Mayor and City Council members!

    We are looking for the most festive outdoor holiday light decorations in Kingsland! Kingsland’s 1st Annual “Home For The Holidays” holiday lights decorating contest launches this December. Residents and business owners alike are encouraged to show their festive spirit by dusting off those holiday decorations and untangling those holiday lights. The holidays are made for celebrating! 

    There is no cost to participate but registration is required.

    Judging is based on creative design, use of lighting, accents and curbside appeal. Judging will take place on the evenings Dec 15 – 20 between 5PM - 10PM.

    Participation is FREE and open to the first 50 registrants on a first-come, first-served basis. 

    Contest and award guidelines will be established by the City of Kingsland and approved by the City Manager.      

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  3. Guidelines and Categories

    2022 Contest Guidelines

    • Only residences and businesses within the City of Kingsland city limits are eligible. 
    • Registrations will be accepted between December 1 and December 14 by 2PM. There is no registration fee required to participate and registration is open to the first 50 registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Entries will receive a yard sign to display their unique voting number.
    • Official judges will determine category winners, except for People’s Choice Award. All entries will be voted on for the People's Choice Award via Facebook voting.
    • Entries will be judged on attractiveness, creativity and scale of holiday-themed decor on the exterior of a property. Entries will be judged from the curb; decorations must be visible from the roadway. Judges will not enter private property.
    • Decorations must comply with City of Kingsland ordinances and housing codes including loud noise violations.  Decorations should be tasteful and kid-friendly. All homeowners should be respectful of their neighbors when participating in this contest.
    • The City of Kingsland reserves the right to deny any registration for any reason. 
    • The decisions of the judging committee are final.
    • The addresses and photos of all participants will be made public and used for promotional purposes.
    • Judging will take place between Thursday, December 15 and Tuesday, December 20. Decorations must be on from 5:00PM until 10:00PM on these evenings.


    1. The Mayor & Council’s Favorite: The most coveted award! BRAG ON!
    2. Merry & Bright: Bling it on! This category is all about the lights!
    3. Incredible Inflatables: Whose house has the most hot air? We'll be the judge!
    4. Best Business Holiday Spirit: Is your business over-the-top with holiday cheer? We can't wait to see! 
    5. People’s Choice (Facebook Voting Contest)


    The prize bounties will be announced soon! Bragging rights included, of course.


    The purpose of this program is to stimulate and enhance a sense of community and cheer by recognizing residents and businesses that go above-and-beyond in decorating their home for the holiday season.


    For questions, contact: Tonya Harvey,, 912-729-2848

  4. Category*

    The contest is open to City of Kingsland residents and businesses only.  Select a category for your entry.

  5. How did you find out about the contest?*
  6. Participation Permission and Release Waiver*

    By submitting your registration and clicking below:

    • You agree to allow the City of Kingsland to photograph and publicize your address in promotional media. 
    • You agree to assume full liability for any injury or loss to yourself or your property and from any cause whatsoever resulting from or caused by your entry into and promotional media associated with this contest. 
    • You expressly release the City of Kingsland and any of their representatives from any and all liability whatsoever, or any loss of injury. The organizers and sponsors accept no responsibility for damage, injury, or theft which may occur as a result of your entry. 
    • You agree and understand that decorations must comply with City of Kingsland ordinances and housing codes including loud noise violations. 
    • You agree that decorations will be tasteful and kid-friendly. All homeowners should be respectful of their neighbors when participating in this contest. The Holiday Lights Decorating Contest is designed to encourage community spirit. 
    • You understand and accept that the City of Kingsland reserves the right to deny any registration for any reason.
    • You understand and accept that all decisions are final.

    Consent and acceptance of all of the above must be given for contest registration approval.

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Downtown Facade Grant Program

The Kingsland Downtown Development Authority (KDDA) established a grant program to encourage meaningful exterior improvements to properties and promote economic development in the KDDA district. This reimbursement grant is intended to preserve and restore historic properties and details and encourage projects which are compatible with Downtown’s historic character.

For program guidelines and criteria, download the Downtown Façade Grant Program brochure <HERE>


Criteria for Facade Grant Approval
Requests for grants will be reviewed, and approved or denied, based on the funds available and in the order in which they are received. Applications will be reviewed with the following considerations:

  • Historic or architectural significance of the building.
  • Potential impact of the project on the Downtown streetscape in general and on the building in particular.
  • Location of the building-visually prominent areas and economically blighted areas will be stressed.
  • Overall cost of the project.
  • Quality of the proposal and adherence to procedure.
  • Need of applicant and willingness to implement entire rehabilitation design.
  • Availability of funds.



Downtown Façade Grant Program

Downtown Façade Grant Application

Special Event Permitting