Best Dressed Christmas Window Competition 2017

The third annual Christmas Window Competition took place on Saturday 2nd December and the judges had so much fun soaking up the festive atmosphere.  The windows were judged on three criteria: Festivity, Creativity/Originality and Merchandising; and each one was measured against a set standard and awarded Gold, Silver Gilt or Silver against that. See the results below!

Many thanks to our judges:


  • Lord Mayor Cllr Rosemary Doyle
  • Clare Millett, The Westgate Hall
  • Bill Hutton, Hutton Design
  • Richard Scase, Canterbury Society
  • Rachel Phipps, writer and blogger


People’s Choice Winners

The “People’s Choice” competition ran on social media for small, independents from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th December. There are 3 stand-out contributors to the social media presence in terms of numbers and effort. Congratulations go to:

Espression Arts on Palace Street

Fitzgerald Jewellers on Burgate

Burgate Coffee House on Burgate

Gold Winners

Fenwick, Nasons, Espression Arts Café, Swarovski, Canterbury Pottery, Cosmo China, Waterstones, Angels, Closs & Hamblin, Cousins & Sons, Lady Penelope’s, Fitzgerald Jewellers, Café St Pierre, Luke Goldsmith, Toni & Guy, Level Up Games, Holistic Health, Chaucer Bookshop, The Living Lounge, Ortwin Thyssen, Herringbone Kitchens

Silver Gilt Winners

Children’s Trust, Debenhams, Jeeves & Johnson Emporium, Mr Simms Old Sweet Shoppe, BoConcept, Simmonds, Cathedral Shop, Siesta, Gordon Larkin, Zink Studios, Hotel Chocolat, Sowley Gallery, Frocks n Stock, Pilgrim’s Hospice, Crabtree and Evelyn, Yi Lin, Pybus Opticians, Lily’s Bistro, Crew Clothing, Teokath of London, Whirligig Toys, Dumbrell’s Shop, Refectory Kitchen, The Body Shop, Cancer Research, Antoine et Lili, Burgate Coffee House, 925 Silver, Fat Face, Oxfam (Best Ln), Collared, Conquest House, Demelza House, King’s Mile Florist, The Pound, Anthony W Pearce Jewellers, Steamer Trading, Britannia Gifts (High St), tREDS, County Clothes, Iconic Jewellery Store, The Lighthouse, Cath Kidston, Mod and Rock, Côte, Elves & The Shoemaker, Little London, Golding, Surplus, Oscar and Bentley’s, Lazix

Silver Winners

Tacos Lacos, Marlowe’s Restaurant, Hardy’s Sweetshop, Justin Richardson, The Running Outlet, The Sewing Shop, Canterbury Pawn Brokers, Britannia Gifts (Sun St), The Old Buttermarket, Curtain Call, Age UK, Le Mouton Rouge Wine Merchants, City Fish Bar, Dems Restaurant
Congratulations again to everyone.