Holiday Window Decorating Contest

The ninth annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest returns to display festive spirit all season long in Downtown Fort Wayne. This year’s theme is Silver Bells.


November 22: Voting Begins

December 10: Voting ends

December 15: Winner announced


Contestants are asked to creatively display their favorite Silver Bells creation and will be judged in two categories: Most Thematic and Most Fort Wayne. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will kick off online beginning on November 22 (Night of Lights) and will end on December 10. Voters will automatically be entered to win a $50 Downtown gift card to a retail shop or restaurant and the People’s Choice Winner will receive a $100 gift card. Winners will be announced on December 15.


Photos of the winning window may be featured in promo materials for the 2024 Holiday Window Decorating Contest.

Experience the holidays all season long as the community comes together to brighten DTFW for all to enjoy!