The Light up the Hutt Christmas window decorating competition has wrapped up with 29 CBD businesses competing to create the best festive window display.
This year’s windows included a zebra, nativity scene, inflatable sleigh, many Christmas trees and lots of lights.
The winner, Moreland Fabrics, used merchandise as Christmas ornaments on their half tree, half mannequin which was the main feature of their window.
One of the judges for the competition said that choosing a winner was difficult.
“‘It was a very tough call as there was so many interesting window displays. We looked at the windows during the day and then went back at night to make our final choice.
“We loved the genius and uniqueness of the Moreland Fabrics display. On the skirt they displayed their haberdashery which I thought was very clever!”
Visitors to the city from as far away as Napier took part in judging the competition. Prizes for public participation included dining vouchers from The Crooked Elm, Giuseppe’s and Beforetime Express, kids pool passes, hot chocolate gift sets and two tickets to the Red Hot Summer Tour featuring Jimmy Barnes, The Living End, The Angels and Diesel.
Moreland Fabrics were excited to learn they had won the Light up the Hutt competition and the free December power bill with a value of up to $750.
The participating Central Hutt Businesses were:
- Unichem High Street,
- Ballentynes Fashion Central,
- Eurofashion Salon,
- Boys 2 Men,
- Gift Hutt,
- Shazly Experience,
- Hot Gossip Café,
- Kingdom Music,
- SHE Preloved,
- Doll Face Beauty Hub,
- House & Beauty & Fashion,
- Arts on High,
- Moreland Fabrics,
- Red Rat,
- Wellington Christmas Company,
- PaperPlus Lower Hutt,
- Big Save Furniture,
- Te Omanga Hospice,
- Copy Write,
- Ground Breakers Outdoors,
- FINZ Hazelnuts,
All are located in the central business district.