Swanage’s Chamber of Trade is inviting entries for its annual competition to find the best festively decorated residences and businesses.
The competition, which has been running for the last four years, is free to enter and there’s two categories.
The window of the gift shop, Curiosity in the High Street
Christmas window decorations
The first category is for the best residential Christmas windows and gardens, while there is a second category for the best shop or business Christmas window decorations.
The intention is to reward those who make the extra effort to make Swanage especially festive, as well as to entice more people to shop locally.
The window of McAllisters in Institute Road
“Local businesses have really upped their game”
Anne Rothery from Swanage’s Chamber of Trade said:
“The standard is incredibly high and having visited four towns of a similar size recently, I can honestly say Swanage is the best!
“In particular, I have to say that local businesses have really upped their game on decorations this year.”
The winner for the best festive shop window in 2020 was Candleworld with this display in the High Street
“A small festive prize as well as bragging rights!”
Shops and businesses in Swanage town centre don’t need to enter, as judges will walk round the area in the week before Christmas.
To nominate a residential address, people are invited to message Anne Rothery via Facebook or pop in to the shop, Amber Bay in Institute Road in Swanage.
“Judging will be in the week before Christmas and winners will receive a small festive prize as well as bragging rights!”
Swanage Station all lit up with the town’s Christmas tree