Holiday Window Walk & Contest

Treehouse Toys: Best Overall Winner, 2016. Photo courtesy of Treehouse Toys.

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 Nov. 24th — the night of the Monument Square Tree Lighting. Ballot boxes can be found at each participating location — so voting is a breeze!

Can’t make it downtown to see the windows in person? No sweat: we’ll also post a Photo Galley on our Facebook Event page. The photo/business with the most “likes” by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 13th will be declared our “Social Media Choice.”

In addition to the People’s 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 and Visit Portland — not to mention bragging rights!

Last year’s winners made us ooh and ahh. Who will win top honors this year? Only time will tell!

Event Schedule

September 1 Registration opens. All downtown businesses are welcome to participate.
November 1 Registration closes.
November 24 All displays must be ready. Community voting begins.
December 13 Judges view all displays and select winners. Community voting ends.
December 15 Winners announced!

Participating locations

  • Alaina Marie — 332 Fore Street
  • Arcana — 81 Market Street
  • Aristelle — 92 Exchange Street
  • Artne Spa / Westin Portland Harborview — 157 High Street
  • Asia West — 219 Commercial Street
  • The Blazin’ Ace Smoke Shop & Glass Gallery — 432 Fore Street
  • Bliss — 58 Exchange Street
  • The Blue Lobster — 177 Commercial Street
  • Cabot Farmers’ Annex — 163 Commercial Street
  • Christmas Noel — 57 Exchange Street
  • Coffee By Design — 620 Congress Street
  • Company C — 123 Commercial Street
  • Cool As A Moose — 388 Fore Street
  • Creative Office Pavilion — 141 Middle Street
  • Creative Portland — 84 Free Street
  • cole jewelers — 10 Exchange Street
  • Danforth Petwer — 111 Commercial Street
  • David Wood — 229 Commercial Street
  • Dean’sSweets — 475 Fore Street
  • Edgecomb Potters Gallery — 145 Commercial Street
  • Ethan Allen — 145 Commercial Street
  • Fatface — 34 Exchange Street
  • Folia — 50 Exchange Street
  • Fore River Gallery — 87 Market Street
  • Gus & Ruby Letterpress — 28 Exchange Street
  • Harmon’s Floral Company — 584 Congress Street
  • HiFi Donuts — 30 City Square
  • Hub Furniture Co. — 291 Fore Street
  • KURIER — 615a Congress Steet
  • LeRoux Kitchen — 161 Commercial Street
  • Life Is Good — 428 Fore Street
  • Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine — 35 Exchange Street
  • Little — 42 Exchange Street
  • Machias Savings Bank — 193 Middle Street
  • Maine Access Immigrant Network (MAIN) — 237 Oxford Street Suite 25A
  • Maine College of Art — 522 Congress Street
  • Maine Potters Market — 376 Fore Street
  • Market Square Jewelers — 17 Exchange Street
  • MENSROOM SALON — 8 City Center
  • Mexicali Blues — 9 and 10 Moulton Street
  • Old Port Candy Co. — 422 Fore Street
  • Old Port Spirits & Cigars — 79 Commercial Street
  • OTTO — 576 Congress Street
  • Portland Public Library — 5 Monument Way
  • Portmanteau — 3 Wharf Street
  • PortTIX — 20 Myrtle Street
  • Salt Cellar — 172 Middle Street
  • Shift Portland — 83 Market Street
  • Simon Pearce — 111 Commercial Street
  • SOAKOLOGY — 511 Congress Street Suite 105
  • Somethings Fishy — 32 Exchange Street
  • Still A Good Cause — 16 Forest Avenue
  • Style Me Portland — 4 City Center
  • Sweetgrass Old Port — 324 Fore Street
  • Treehouse Toys — 47 Exchange Street
  • Uncommon Paws — 13 Exchange Street
  • Vena’s Fizz House — 345 Fore Street
  • Waterlily — 26 Milk Street
  • West Elm — 164 Middle Street

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