Some of “Portland Downtown” Holiday Window Display Contest Winners!


Maine Craft Portland, 521 Congress Street,  is the “Overall Winner” in the 2022 Window Display Contest.

These Blue Lobsters are for Sale at The BLue Lobster Gift Shop, 177 Commercial Street, for About $20.00 plus Tax.  (The Light Prevented This Blogger From Taking a Photo of the Winning Window This Afternoon).

A Portion of the Award Winning Window of Gus & Ruby on Exchange Street, in the Old Port of Portland.

Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine, Exchange Street in the Old Port, Won the Community Choie Award in This Annual Contest.

Every year a special holiday delight is the Window Display Contest hosted by Portland Downtown. a non-profit that supports and promotes businesses in downtown Portland for its members.

Today, the winners of the 2022 Contest were announced by Portland Downtown and this blogger was able to take photographs of some of the windows of the  winners in the Old Port area.

“Sometimes its all in the details.  Maine Craft Portland’s windows are stunning and only get better the closer you lean in,” was the description of the “Overall Winner” of the Maine Craft Portland window by Portland Downtown. (See Above Photo of Maine Craft Winning Window).

Winner of the Community Choice award is Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine, Exchange Street store.  It’s not the first time nor the last time that this popular store has been in the winner’s circle.  This Old Port store had 318 Likes on Facebook when Portland Downtown (“PD”) closed the polls. (See Below Right Photo of Winning Window).

Gus & Ruby Letterpress, Exchange Street, won the Use of Color award.  “A dazzling display of fesive rees in every color imaginable is beautiful, stunning and magical,” according to Portland Downtown.

The last window this blogger photographed was The Blue Lobster, 177 Commercial Street, on the Portland waterfront.  “If this display doesn’t ake you smile, we don’t know what will.  “We’re suckers for a humorous, light-hearted display and The Blue Lobster really snows it,” said Potland Downtown, in its description of the window front.  It won the “Most Likely to Spread the Joy” award. (See Above Right Photo).

Congratulations To All!