2023 Holiday Window Decorating Contest Winners Announced

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The final votes have been counted, and the results are in for the ninth annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest, presented by Downtown Fort Wayne!


Over 20 Downtown businesses and organizations participated in this free, festive tradition that helps kick off the holiday season in Downtown Fort Wayne. This year’s theme was Silver Bells. Contestants were awarded first, second, and third places in three categories: Most Thematic, Most Fort Wayne, and People’s Choice.


Thank you to all who participated in the annual contest and those who voted. Congratulations to the following 2023 Holiday Window Decorating Contest winners!


Most Thematic:

First place: Club Soda

Second place: Stoner’s Funstore

Third place: Peerless Cleaners


Most Fort Wayne:

First place: JK O’Donnell’s

Second place: Sweets on Main

Third place: Citilink


People’s Choice:

First place: Club Soda

Second place: Markey Bonding

Third place: Citilink


Voting began during the Night of Lights on Wednesday, November 22, and ended on Sunday, December 10. Voters were automatically entered to win a $100 Downtown Fort Wayne gift card in partnership with Yiftee, and one area voter was randomly selected as the winner!


For images of the decorated windows and more information on a variety of Downtown Fort Wayne holiday activities, please go to HolidayFestDowntown.com.


The 2023 Window Decorating Contest is presented by Downtown Fort Wayne, proudly sponsored by Hanning & Bean Enterprises, ProFed Credit Union, WANE 15, Fort Wayne Newspapers, OUTFRONT Media, Fort Wayne Metals, and 97.3 WMEE

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 15, 2023

Contact: Preston Wallace, Director of Marketing

260-203-1291, Preston@DowntownFortWayne.com