Whimsical Windows & Hidden Elf Contests Add to Holiday Fun Downtown

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Whimsical Windows & Hidden Elf Contests Add to Holiday Fun Downtown


Dec. 3, 2021, DAYTON, Ohio — Again this year, the Downtown Dayton Partnership and the Dayton Holiday Festival are bringing back the popular Whimsical Windows contest in downtown Dayton for the holidays—this year with an additional twist.

The annual Whimsical Windows contest shows off the creativity of downtown Dayton’s collection of small businesses as they decorate their storefront windows for the holidays. Most of these businesses decorate the windows themselves in their own special ways, and some partner with students at The Modern College of Design, who have assisted several of the businesses in decorating again this year. Downtown visitors can enjoy shopping, dining, and exploring downtown in a fun and festive atmosphere during the holiday season, thanks to these decorated storefronts.

The public can vote for their favorite window displays now through December 30 at a special page on Dayton.com. Voting is open now, here.

In addition to voting, this year’s Whimsical Windows offers another way for the public to get involved. Each participating window will include a small Elf on the Shelf hidden somewhere in the display. Find the elf and snap a photo to enter to win Downtown Dollars to spend at more than 80 downtown businesses. Each photo of an elf in a different window texted to (937) 668-7227 counts as one entry, so you can submit different elves for multiple entries. One winner will be drawn each of the weeks of Dec. 6, 13, 20, and 27 (different winners will be selected each week) for the weekly prize of $100 in Downtown Dollars.

A map that includes all of the Whimsical Windows locations can be found here.

These are just part of a great lineup of holiday family fun downtown throughout the season! Find more info on all the holiday activities on the Dayton Holiday Festival webpage at DaytonHolidayFestival.org.


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