Deck the House: St. Louis Area Home Makes Final Round

This Affton house is the only St. Louis area finalist in Patch’s national Deck the House contest! Vote now to help them win $100,000 for schools.

Could this be the best “decked” house in the country? 


Congrats to Patrick and Denise Dolan for being chosen as one of the 24 finalists in our Deck the House contest!

The Dolan’s Christmas decorations are so elaborate that Patrick Dolan finally bought a second electric service so they could run the washing machine and microwave at the same time as the nativity scene and the singing Santa.

Patrick added 5,000 lights this year, drawing a total of more than 100 amps of power. Denise posts on Facebook constantly and has reached out to all her social networks, asking friends to vote for what Affton has come to call “the house with all the lights.”

For more:

  • Watch: Affton's Deck the House Contestants Put up Singing Santa
  • Promote Affton's 'Deck the House' Entry with this Facebook Banner
  • Affton Makes Top 24 in Deck the House Contest

We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors.

We loved seeing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest—and it could be a home from right here in Affton.

Every day from now until Dec. 28, vote in our contest to help this entry win $100,000 for Affton School District.All you have to do is visit this page to browse a gallery of the finalists and cast your vote. 

So, now’s your chance to tell us who has the best “decked” house in the country!


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