The winners of the Harrogate Christmas Shop Window Competition have been revealed – with Weetons being crowned as the overall winner.
The annual festive awards, which this year saw a record number of entries, was organised by The Rotary Club of Harrogate and sponsored by Harrogate BID.
Held at The West Park Hotel and attended by scores of local business owners and representatives, the ceremony was hosted by Nick Hancock from Your Harrogate, with winners and runners up certificates presented by The Mayor of Harrogate, Coun Victoria Oldham, and President of the Rotary Club of Harrogate, Ann Percival.
Weetons Food Hall came out as the overall winner and winner in the large shop category, fending off stiff opposition from other category-winners such as Harrogate International Festivals, which won the Small Shops category, and Helen James Flowers, which was victorious in the Medium Shop category.
Graham Saunders, who organised the judging on behalf of The Rotary Club, said: “It was our pleasure to once again organise the annual Christmas Shop Window Competition, which this year saw a bumper number of entries.
“The standard this year was very high, which made the judging of the three categories incredibly difficult.
“The Judges could see the incredible effort those who entered the competition have put into their displays, and I’m sure the public also appreciate the work done by business owners to help Harrogate looks its very best for the festive season.
“I’d like to thank all those who entered for their superb efforts, and Harrogate BID for their continued support of the competition.”
Harrogate BID Manager Matthew Chapman said: “Since being featured on the Channel 5 documentary, Harrogate: A Yorkshire Christmas, the shop window competition has continued to thrive, and it’s the businesses who take part whom we have to thank for its ongoing success.
“The town centre shops, cafes, hotels were beautifully presented this year, with the shop window competition giving an incentive for business to go all-out.
“I’d like to thank the Rotary Club of Harrogate for once again organising this annual competition, and the competing retailers whose combined efforts have made Harrogate look fantastic this festive season.”
2022 Harrogate Christmas Shop Window Competition results
Overall Winner: Weetons Food Hall, 23/24 West Park
Large Shop Winner: Weetons Food Hall, 23/24 West Park
Highly Commended: Bettys Café Tea Rooms, 1 Parliament Street
West Park Hotel, 19 West Park
Mama Doreen’s Emporium, 9 – 11 Station Square
The Yorkshire Hotel, Prospect Place
Medium Shop Winner: Helen James Flowers, 63 Station Parade
Highly Commended: The Yorkshire Soap Company, 1 James Street
Small Shop Winner: Harrogate International Festivals, 32 Cheltenham Parade
Highly Commended: Sophie Likes, 36 Beulah Street
Foxy Antiques & Interiors, 27 Commercial Street
Susie Watson Designs, 2 Montpellier Gardens
Bijouled, 50 Parliament Street