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Window Decorating Contest

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Window Decorating Contest

Windows throughout the historic downtown area will light up again this 2017 holiday season.  From the grand homes in the Residents of Old Wilmington District to the shops and restaurants in the festive Business District.  You may even see boats and the Riverwalk decked out festively along the bustling River District.

The Window Decorating contest is organized by the Downtown Business Alliance (DBA) and includes a People’s Choice award that is part of the Historic Wilmington Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll.

The purpose of the annual Holiday Decorating Contest is to create a festive atmosphere to capture the imagination of area shoppers and visitors.  Business owners can enter storefront windows, atriums and entire buildings in the competition. Entries range from Downtown’s historic core spanning from the Cotton Exchange to Chandler’s Wharf to Castle Street and to the Brooklyn Arts District’s North 4th Street.

Anyone is eligible to vote by visiting the shops before or during the Holly Jolly Stroll.  Voting begin on Friday, December 8th and ends at midnight on December 10th.

Visit this link to view about the 2017 Holiday Decorating Contest Participants.

People’s Choice     Visit this link   to cast your vote.


Scenes From 2016

Season of Celebration Events

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Season of Celebration Events

2017 Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll Schedule will be posted Thursday, December 7th

Find The List of Downtown Holiday Events Here.

The Great Holiday Hunt

Snowflakes and Elves and Presents and Candy Canes are hidden all through downtown.  Do you have the skill to track them all down?

The Great Holiday Hunt will take place on Saturday, December 9th from 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM.   This free event will feature a wide range downtown merchants, restaurants and historical sites.  Participants will be provided with kid friendly scavenger hunts that will take participants on a stroll throughout Downtown and visit shops, restaurants and historical sites.  You must answer the question, find code words at certain locations and take pictures for each hunt. You can complete one hunt or all four.

Each team turning in a completed hunt will be entered into the drawing for the prizes.

Clues can be picked up from the WDI Office at 221 N. Front Street between 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM on Saturday.   Completed paperwork is must be turned in by 4:00 PM at a location found on each clue sheet.

Use this link to register.   (You can also register day off at the WDI Office when you pick up your hunts)