Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Windows

Time for the annual photos of holiday window decorations downtown! Every year, Main Street Waterbury's Design Committee encourages downtown businesses to get into the festive spirit of the season with a Holiday Window Decoration competition.

A couple of businesses, like Tony's Men's Shop and Ideal Jewelers, have tried and true designs they use every year. Others, like Shakesperience Productions and John Bale Books, seem to do something completely different every year.

The challenge for the businesses is to create an eye-catching, well-designed window display that is festive and incorporates their unique identity. Some businesses have enormous windows, some have small windows, some have tinted windows; all have their own challenges for design.

Here is a sampling of some of what's downtown this year.

City lamp post wreaths on Bank Street. The city decorations, especially
the ones on the Green, took a bad hit this year. The shed they were stored in
was broken into and the decorations were vandalized

Braza on Bank Street.

Part of the window display at the Palace Theater on East Main Street.
This was the Palace's first year entering the Main Street Waterbury competition.

Rendezvous on South Main Street.

Something Old, Something New on Bank Street.

Shakesperience Productions on Bank Street.

The Connecticut Store on Bank Street.

One of Connecticut Dance Theater's windows on Bank Street.

Connecticut Dance Theater's other window on Bank Street.

Princess Lingerie's candy theme on Grand Street.

John Bale Books, complete with a small tree made out of books (on the left), on Grand Street.

The Joba Cafe within the John Bale Books display.

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