Congleton has some lovely Christmas windows that are well worth coming to see. 27 Congleton shops and businesses pulled out all the stops for this year’s window dressing competition, decorating their windows to a high standard. The windows were judged based on overall impact, creativity and the amount of effort each business has put into their windows, with an additional point for displaying a Christmas Elf. The judges, scored the windows independently out of a total of 21, these totals were then combined to provide the final score.
First place was awarded to Sugar Plum Hair Salon on Lawton Street, the judges were impressed with their elf scene. The shop was awarded full marks for impact and was especially commended on all their handmade elf outfits. Second place was joint between the Bulls Head and Grace Brown Interiors. The Bulls Head decorated every window of the building with a snowy scnene and Grace Brown Interiors Iit-up their window, with a winter scene completed with Christmas characters. Third place was awarded to Three Way Travel who creatively made their elf scene from pictures of the staff in the shop!
Jackie MacArthur, Congleton Town Council’s Town Marketing & Events Manager said: “I’d like to thank all the shops and businesses that entered the competition or just decorated their windows anyway! It really helps to give Congleton a special festival feel. It’s clear that many people had worked incredibly hard to create a really attractive window which can be enjoyed by all. If anyone has not been into Congleton for a while it is well worth coming in to see the windows and what our local businesses have to offer this Christmas.”
In addition to the top places, the judges awarded highly commended to the following: Bryans, Clarity’s, Congleton Hearing Centre, Congleton Veterinary Centre, Hightown Post Office, Mr Simms Sweet Shop and Reeds Rains. A further 16 shops were awarded commended.
See below for pictures of the windows: