Competition launch to find best Christmas decorations in Swanage

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.

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Shop window with Christmas display in Swanage

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.

Shop window with Christmas display in Swanage

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.”

Candleworld shop front in High Street

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.

Anne added:

“Judging will be in the week before Christmas and winners will receive a small festive prize as well as bragging rights!”

Christmas light switch on in Swanage 2021

Swanage Station all lit up with the town’s Christmas tree

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