Search for Harrogate’s best Christmas shop window begins
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Oct 27, 2023
Weetons' prize-winning window last year.

Entries have opened for Harrogate’s annual Christmas shop window competition.

Harrogate Business Improvement District, which aims to boost town centre footfall, is organising the contest in partnership with the Rotary Club of Harrogate.

Last year Weetons food hall on West Park was named the overall winner.

Harrogate BID, which is funded by a levy paid by town centre business, said in a statement it “hopes to exceed the record number of entries from last year and make Harrogate the place to be this Christmas”.

Participating businesses have until November 28 to dress their windows. The judges will be looking for illumination, innovation and the spirit of Christmas.

The awards evening will be held on December 7.

Matthew Chapman, Harrogate BID manager said:

“Alongside the Christmas lights, which the BID fully fund, the Christmas fayre and other attractions in the town, we feel that the competition really adds to the Christmas offer and creates a great first impression to both visitors and residents coming into town over the festive period.”


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Last year’s winners

Helen James Flowers accepting her award for medium retailer

Helen James Flowers won the Christmas window shop for medium retailers last year.

Weetons took the overall title and West Park Hotel, Bettys and Mama Doreen’s Emporium were highly commended in the large shops category.

Helen James Flowers on Station Parade won the medium shops category and The Yorkshire Soap Company was highly recommended.

In the small shops category, Harrogate International Festivals finished first. Sophie Likes, Foxy Vintage and Interiors, Susie Watson Designs and Bijouled were highly recommended.