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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 including Historic Downtown Durango and the North Main 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 by Noveber 22, and decorate your store front by November 24. 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 the Best in Historic Downtown Durango (includes Main Avenue, 2nd Avenue and Camino Del Rio) and Best in the North Main District, plus overall most votes for second and thrird place.  Holiday displays can include light displays on the entire building, and/or window decorations.  All decorations need to be visible from the outside.

We will award $1,000 in cash prizes:

Best in the North Main District $350

Best in Historic Downtown Durango $350

Second place overall $200

Third place overall $100

See below for contest rules and deadlines.

Beads and Beyond's Holiday Window 2016

Deadline to Register:

          Deadline to register is November 22 with decorations up between November 22-24.  Click here to register

Holiday Decorating Contest Rules:

As you probably have noticed, the deadline for the contest is one week prior to Thanksgiving. The BID is teaming up with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Strater Hotel, Visit Durango, Local First and Purgatory Resort 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.  Visitors who come will be encouraged to shop at the many retail shops downtown, and will be offered free gift wrapping at the Strater on select weekends. 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 2 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 2.

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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