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Congleton’s 24 Christmas Windows spread some Christmas Cheer

Congleton shops and businesses are helping to spread some festive cheer and getting shoppers and visitors to the town into the festive mood. 19 shops entered a window competition run by the Town Council for the best window display.

A number of windows really stood out but after some debate the Cancer Research shop in Bridge Street was declared the winner for its fun and creative display of Santa and toys. Second place went to House to Home and Bare Health and Wild and Wild were tied in equal third place.

Jackie MacArthur from Congleton Town Council said: “We would like to thank all the traders that entered the competition – there are some fabulous shop windows and I hope many will come and see for themselves. Share your favourites on #CongletonXmasWindow! The windows were judged for impact, creativity, effort and appropriateness by four independent judges and the scores tallied to find the winners. We also spied some great windows that hadn’t entered – but hopefully will do next year!”

“The shop windows, along with the little trees above the shops and the Christmas lights really make the town feel very festive! If you’ve not been into Congleton for a while come in and take a look!”

In addition to the three winners the judges awarded Highly Commended to Willow Vintage on Lawton Street, Serenity Designs in the pedestrian area, Burns Garage on Canal Street, Innovations at High Town.

Commended certificates went to: High Town Post Office, Stonehammer Music, Town Hall Studios, Whittaker and Biggs, Chris Hamriding, Altier Bridal, Butters John Bee, Francesco, Mr Simms, Delia Metcalf, John Gartside Funeral Directors.

Special windows noted when out judging but that hadn’t entered the competition included Lux, Isobel Fashions, Salon 6277, Project Hair and Oxfam.

A selection of the windows are featured below, more displays will be added to the page shortly.