Downtown merchants have decked the halls for another season of holiday window shopping. Winners of this year’s contests are:
1st place: Blue Ridge Florist
2nd place: Laughing Dog Productions
3rd place: James McHone Jewelry
Most Creative: Salon 11
Most Festive: Granny LongLegs
Best Use of Merchandise: Glen’s Fair Price Store
Each year the merchants of historic downtown Harrisonburg continue the classic tradition of trimming their window displays with garlands, lights and Christmas scenes for what used to be sidewalks full of shoppers. To help bring back those sidewalks full of hustle and bustle, Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance has added an incentive to encourage downtown shopping.
Shoppers Still Have Time to Enter the Window Wonderland Contest
With the help of the downtown merchants, HDR filled a vacant storefront window across the street from Dave’s Taverna with gifts and gift certificates – a total value of over $1,300! Any shopper who visits at least half of the featured businesses and fills out one of the entry forms posted at the window can enter into a drawing to win everything in the window. “This was just another way to increase foot traffic in our downtown businesses” says Kris Ludwig, special events manager for HDR, who got the idea from this year’s National Main Street conference, “It also gives our window winners even more exposure for their beautiful displays.”
The final drawing for the window giveaway is December 15th at the Hardesty Higgins House.