Window Decorating Competition

8th Annual Holiday Window Decorating Competition


The 8th Annual Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest results are in! Thank you to all those who participated and put so much time and effort into your beautiful displays! Our Downtown is the most festive it has ever been!! 

1st Place – Bourn Companies – 20 E Congress St
2nd Place – City High School – 47 E Pennington St
3rd Place – Presidio Tucson – 1 E Broadway Blvd
Honorable Mention – MEB Management – 120 E Congress St

Votes this year were based off of Facebook likes and ballot box entries with a valid email address. You can view all the entries on our Facebook Page Album.


The Downtown Tucson Partnership made Downtown Tucson a holiday destination. In an effort to support businesses and draw people Downtown for the holidays, Downtown Tucson hosted its 8th Annual Holiday Window Decorating Competition. Through the use of lights and décor, we are encouraged Tucsonan’s to visit Downtown during the holiday season for shopping, dining, entertainment and to experience the season.

The Downtown Tucson Partnership is invited Downtown Tucson businesses to decorate the windows of their business with colorful lights, wreaths, scenery and other decorative ornaments. Last year’s theme was Desert Nights Downtown Lights. Businesses were required to register for the competition and windows were judged based on Facebook “likes” and ballet box votes.


Holiday Window Decorating Competition Rules:

  • Business must reside in downtown Tucson – see boundaries below
  • The registration deadline is Friday, November 17th
  • Windows must be decorated from November 24th – December 9th
  • Voting begins on November 25th (Small Business Saturday), and ends December 11th
  • There is no entry fee


  • The winner of this year’s contest will be decided by votes
  • On November 24th window photos will be taken and added to the Downtown Tucson Partnership’s Facebook page
  • Ballet boxes will also be setup in each business for in-house votes
  • A combination of Facebook “likes” and ballet box votes will determine the winner
  • The winner will be announced at the Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 16th


  • The winner will receive two round-trip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental US courtesy of Fletcher McCusker
  • 2nd place will receive an all expenses paid weekend at the Marinaterra Hotel & Spa in  San Carlos, Mexico (transportation not included)
  • All participants will also be featured on the Downtown Tucson Partnership’s social media accounts and downtown holiday promotions map

Who is Eligible?

Businesses between 4th avenue to the east, Granada to the west, Toole Avenue to the north and 14th Street to the south.

Please contact Ashley La Russa for more information regarding the Holiday Window Decoration Competition.