WHAT: Designers of the Year Holiday Competition

WHERE: Luther Hotel

BEGINS: Fri. Nov 25-Fri. Dec 2

AWARD CEREMONY: Sat. Dec 3rd at 6:30pm


This year something spectacular is taking place at the historic Luther Hotel in Palacios. Are you ready for this? It’s a holiday decorating extravaganza – a competition will be taking place at the legendary Luther Hotel and 12 rooms have been chosen for a Christmas do over! Winners of the “design competition” will be awarded the prestigious title of “Luther Designers of the Year Award” with their names engraved forever on the Luther Designers Award, a beloved, coveted and treasured trophy.


It’s a decorating fight to the finish to see who has what it takes to win this prestigious award in Palacios!


Here’s how it works: Registration is open to everyone and is happening now! You will compete either “Solo” or “Team” Class and will be designing and decorating a historic room at Luther Hotel in a Christmas Holiday theme. Competition is between 12 design/decorating room-teams and you’ll have 1-week to achieve your room design and decorating will be taking place beginning on Friday, Nov. 25 and ending Friday, Dec. 2. Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony taking place at 6:30pm on Sat. Dec, 3rd during the Christmas Seaside Celebrations. Designed and decorated rooms (unoccupied) will remain on exhibit for viewing throughout the month of December.


What fun for high school students and those interested in interior design or even if you just love decorating! This is a great opportunity to show off your keen imagination and superior design talent! And remember, this is a real competition and the winner(s) will take home the coveted title of “Luther Designers of the Year”.


There’s no limit on where you imagination might take you or what you could accomplish with your gut instinct and killer design skills! Teams provide and/or make all decorations and rooms will be judged by tour participants by filling out opinion ballots. There are only 12-rooms designated and space is limited, so call to reserve your room as soon as possible.


Would you like to know what else is going on? Well, it’s an old fashioned Christmas Seaside Celebration at the historic Luther Hotel! What a great start on the Christmas holidays - seaside!!!


Santa will be leaving the frosty north, arriving in Palacios via the “North Pole Shrimp Boat Express” and docking at the Pavilion Pier in front of Luther Hotel at 6pm. Photo ops will be incredible and Santa will spend some time visiting so you’ll even have a chance to let him know what you want for Christmas.  The beautiful Seaside Christmas lights will be sparkling along the water and there will be plenty of Christmas cheer with carolers, hot chocolate, coffee, cookies and hot dogs for all. And it’s FREE! Live musical entertainment will be performing on the porch of the Luther AND the winners of the Luther Designers of the Year Award will be announced and presented with their awards! WOW!!!


How about this for a unique holiday celebration??


What a great way to spend the holidays this year, celebrating an old fashioned Christmas in the historic and richly unique City of Palacios. Located right on the water, this is a city with incredible views, beautiful and stately historic homes and buildings; a city rich in Texas history, (not to mention major historical discoveries) and a legendary past. It was to Palacios the incredible treasure of LaSalle was first brought and cataloged, and where the historic Luther Hotel stands as sentinel; a silent witness to the glorious days of yesteryear.


 So, head on over to Palacios and take a step back in time to enjoy the Christmas season at the City by the Sea, but don’t forget, if you want to join in the decorating competition call and get your room reserved now. Rooms are limited!


Also this year, a special invitation goes out to our Winter Texans: Luther Hotel is offering special packages for winter residences this year. Packages are limited so reserve your special stay for the winter months, before they’re all booked!


For more information on the Luther Designers of the Year Competition and Winter Residence Special Packages, call Jack Findley at (361) 972-2312