An independent panel of judges, braved heavy showers to view and cast their votes for the 23 entries in the Ripon Business Improvement District’s Christmas Windows competition.
The panel, including the city’s Mayor and Mayoress Councillor Sid Hawke and his wife Linda and the Dean of Ripon the Very Revd John Dobson have had their say, but the final outcome of the competition rests with a public vote and the winning entry will be announced on December 19.
Ripon BID manager Lilla Bathurst, said:
“Like Strictly Come Dancing, the votes of the public will be added to the marks given by the judges.”
More details on how to vote for your favourite Christmas window click here
Ms Bathurst, pointed out:
“The theme that we set was peace and sanctuary and the judges were asked to bear this in mind when assessing the entries.”
“We are delighted with the number of businesses that took part, as the window displays combined with the city’s festive lights and our free parking after 3pm initiative on the Fridays running up to Christmas, all add to the attraction of Ripon.”
Dean John, said:
“It’s great to see the business community embracing the central Christmas messages of peace and sanctuary in an imaginative way that helps to lift all of our spirits in these difficult times.”