DULUTH, MN-- The winner has been chosen for the city's annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest.
The Grand Rapids Downtown Business Association hosts the contest every year and awards cash prizes to the most festive window displays.
This year Benders Shoes won the top prize of $100.00.
Benders Gifts took second place and Lake Lover Vintage in third.
DULUTH, MN-- The red curtains are now down and the holiday decorations are up on Superior Street.
The curtains came down Friday, showing the different displays.
People can check them out and vote on their favorites to win prizes.
Organizers say the goal is to get more people shopping local.
DULUTH, MN-- Today you may start to notice red curtains going up in Duluth storefronts. This is a sign that the Northland is officially kicking off the holiday shopping season!
November 16, the annual Storefront Window Display and Lighting contest presented by the Greater Downtown Council will begin.
Duluth businesses will hang red curtains in their windows to hide assembly work in preparation for the holidays.
The unveiling will be on Friday, prior to the Christmas City of the North Parade.
Visitors to the Downtown Waterfront area can vote on their favorite holiday window display for a chance to win items from downtown merchants.
Items available to win are posted here.
This year's participating businesses include:
A & L Properties (Tech Village)
AICHO/Indigenous First Art&Gift Shop
Art in the Alley
CSL Plasma Services
Duluth Area Family YMCA
Duluth Trading Company
Lester River Trading Co
Reimagined by T. Underwood
St. Louis Co. Depot