Holiday Window Display Contest Presented by Benchmark Real Estate

Ready to be dazzled? This holiday season, businesses all over downtown Portland will decorate their windows with spectacular, eye-popping displays for all to enjoy. The gorgeous creations will delight thousands of residents and visitors who can vote for their favorite beginning Dec 2 on our Facebook page. The photo/business with the most “likes” by noon on Thursday, Dec. 12th will be declared our “Community Choice.”

In addition to the Community Choice, our official Judges Panel will select winners in four categories: Best Overall, Best Use of Product or Merchandise, Best Theme, and Most Original. The winning businesses will receive fabulous advertising packages from Portland Press Herald — not to mention bragging rights!

Event Schedule

September 1 Registration opens. All downtown businesses are welcome to participate.
November 1 Registration closes.
November 29 All displays must be ready. A photo gallery will be posted on Facebook by Dec 2.
December 12 Judges view all displays and select winners. Facebook voting ends.
December 13 Winners announced!

Participating Locations

  • Abacus – 44 Exchange St
  • Anthropologie – 60 Pearl St
  • Arcana – 81 Market St
  • Aristelle – 92 Exchange St
  • The Art Department – 611 Congress St
  • The Black Dog – 215 Commercial St
  • Blazin’ Ace – 432 Fore St
  • Blue Lobster – 177 Commercial St
  • Cigaret Shopper – 579 Congress St
  • Coffee By Design – 620 Congress St
  • Cool As A Moose – 388 Fore St
  • Crystal Joys – 191 Middle St
  • d. cole jewelers – 10 Exchange St
  • Danforth Pewter – 111 Commercial St
  • David Wood Clothiers – 229 Commercial St
  • Dean’s Sweets – 475 Fore St
  • Edgecomb Potters Gallery – 145 Commercial St
  • Fore River Gallery – 87 Market St
  • Greater Portland Landmarks – 93 High Street
  • Gross Confection Bar – 57 Exchange St
  • Harmon’s Floral Company – 584 Congress St
  • Hub Furniture – 291 Fore St
  • Gus & Ruby Letterpress – 28 Exchange St
  • Hifi Donuts – 30 City Center
  • Joseph’s – 410 Fore St
  • Juju Maine – 645 Congress St
  • LeRoux Kitchen – 161 Commercial St
  • Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine – 35 Exchange St
  • Little – 42 Exchange St
  • Machias Savings Bank – 193 Middle St
  • Maine College of Art – 522 Congress St
  • Maine Craft Portland – 521 Congress St
  • Market Square Jewelers – 17 Exchange St
  • Mensroom Salon – 8 City Center
  • Mexicali Blues – 9 & 10 Moulton St
  • Motifs – 221 Commercial St
  • No. 22 Milk Street – 22 Milk St
  • Old Port Candy – 422 Fore St
  • Old Port Spirits & Cigars – 79 Commercial St
  • Old Port Wine and Cigar – 223 Commercial St
  • Peruvian Link – 43 Exchange St
  • Portland Stage – 25A Forest Ave
  • Portmanteau – 3 Wharf St
  • Sailor Rose – 366 Fore St
  • Salt Cellar – 172 Middle St
  • SKORDO – 372 Fore St
  • Something’s Fishy – 32 Exchange St
  • Still A Good Cause – 16 Forest Ave
  • Suger – 271 Commercial St
  • Sweetgrass Old Port – 324 Fore St
  • Treehouse Toys – 47 Exchange St
  • Uncommon Paws – 13 Exchange St
  • Waterlily – 26 Milk St

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