Winners of best festive decorations in Swanage revealed

With plenty of Christmas sparkle, many businesses, organisations and residents in Swanage in Dorset have made the town even more festive than usual.

In order to reward those who go the extra mile, Swanage Chamber of Trade invited guest judges to select the businesses that made a real effort with their Christmas decorations.

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Swanage Pier Trust

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Something a bit special

This year the judges were asked to give extra points to those whose trade didn’t naturally lend itself to festive displays and had thoughtfully gone to some trouble to create something a bit special and different.

Swanage Christmas lights in the High Street

Along the High Street, sparkly globes light up the town centre

Swanage winners

First place

  • FiFi’s in Institute Road
Swanage Christmas lights at FiFi's

FiFi’s shop in Institute Road best known for its fancy dress outfits and hats

Second place

  • Oliver Miles in Institute Road
Oliver Miles estate agents at Christmas

Estate agents Oliver Miles in Institute Road displays a cute railway scene

Third place

  • Oxfam Bookshop in Institute Road
Oxfam Shop at Christmas

Oxfam Bookshop on Institute Road was rewarded for the ingenuity of a Christmas tree created from books!

Highly commended

  • Clifftop Care Home on Burlington Road
  • Curiosity on the High Street
  • Jurassic Outdoors on the High Street
  • Love Cake on the High Street
Clifftop care home at Christmas

Clifftop Care Home on Burlington Road with Santa and snowmen to make you smile

Swanage Christmas lights at Curiosity

Curiosity gift shop on the High Street is always a winner when it comes to beautiful presents

Swanage Christmas lights at Jurassic Outdoors shop

Jurassic Outdoors brings the warmth indoors with a festive firplace

Love Cake shop at Christmas

Love Cake cafe on the High Street, delicious inside and out!

Amazing lights and festive decorations

Anne Rothery from Swanage Chamber of Trade said:

“Every year, more and more people in Swanage are making the effort to decorate their businesses and create beautiful window displays with a greater degree of ingenuity.

“It was a very difficult job for our invited judges to choose the winners and this year we asked for extra consideration to be given to those who had a trickier task to make their businesses festive.

“With not everyone able to afford expensive treats at Christmas, it’s lovely that anyone can walk around Swanage for free and enjoy the amazing lights and festive decorations. We also appreciate all those who go to such effort to decorate their homes, bringing so much joy.

“I’m sure we speak on behalf of all Swanage businesses, when we send a big thank you to all our customers for their loyalty and support throughout 2023 and look forward to an even brighter 2024!”

Beautiful festive decorations around Swanage

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