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Holiday Decorating Contest

Get in the holiday spirit and join us for our annual Holiday Decorating contest!

The contest is open to all businesses located in the District. Our boundaries are the Central Business District and North Main Ave north to the City limits.  To participate in the contest you must register your business. Scott Smith with Imagesmith will take a picture of each registered business. BID will post all photos on its Facebook page for a public vote.  A cash prize will be awarded for the top three holiday displays in Downtown. We will also award a Best in the North Main District.  Holiday displays can include light displays on the entire building, and/or window decorations.  All decorations need to be visible from the outside.

Cash prizes:

First place $200

Second place $150

Third place $100

Best in the North Main District $200


Beads and Beyond's Holiday Window 2016

Deadline to Register:

          Deadline to register is November 9, with decorations up by November 16.  Click here to register

Holiday Decorating Contest Rules:

As you probably have noticed, the deadline for the contest is one week earlier this year. This has been a difficult summer and fall for Durango. In effort to make this the best winter ever, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Strater Hotel and Purgatory Resort are teaming up to invite guests to Durango as part of the Christmas Town USA promotion.The promotion will include a package for lodging, skiing and Polar Express train tickets to guests. Packages will begin to be booked on November 16. Visitors who come will be encouraged to shop at the many retail shops downtown and will be offered free gift wrapping at the Strater, plus easy shipping options. BID, DATO and the Chamber are all working together to do our part to help with this promotion.  BID is asking businesses to decorate one week earlier to make Durango really shine for this promotion. For more information on Christmas Town USA click here.

Voting for the contest will take place from December 1 to December 20. Winners announced on December 21.

BID encourages participating merchants to share the link from BID's Facebook page with their own fans and ask them to vote. The album will be up for the public to view on December 1.

Photographs can be purchased from Scott at Imagesmith. Digital, high resolution images are just $25. Contact Scott at  scott@imagesmithphoto.com

Tips and Suggestions for a good holiday display.

Click here to register

Questions? Contact Tanya at (970) 375-5067 or by email at tanyac@downtowndurango.org

Best Holiday Decorations from 2017

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