In addition to helping you find the perfect gifts as you prepare for your holidays this season, more than two dozen downtown Ithaca stores are also vying for your votes!
Through December 23, 26 shops will have their store front windows decorated in holiday themed fashion as part of Downtown Ithaca’s Holiday Window Competition.
Come downtown to witness the creativity poured into the dazzling, colorful and entertaining designs and then vote for your favorite window display.
Holiday window display votes may be cast online at http://www.downtownithaca.com, on Downtown Ithaca’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/downtownithaca), or you complete a ballot at any of the participating shops and then return it to the Downtown Ithaca Center in Center Ithaca on The Commons.
Downtown Ithaca will then award three popular choice winners and two juried selection champs.
The best part about this competition, the winning display will receive a cash donation made in the shop’s name to a charity of their choosing.
Participating shops and their charity are listed in the Holiday Window Competition booklets that are available at the Downtown Ithaca Visitors Center, the Downtown Ithaca Alliance Office in Center Ithaca and at many of downtown’s stores and boutiques including all of the 26 participating shops.
While you’re out viewing the window displays, purchase some gifts for your friends and loved ones for this season. Downtown’s shops offer a variety of hand made trinkets or one-of-kind art pieces and jewelry made by highly skilled artisans, American-made and free trade clothing, rare collectables, and more.
Downtown Ithaca gift cards are another fine option for those who are a challenge to shop for. They can be purchased through the Downtown Ithaca office by calling (607) 277-8679.