Causeway Chronicle

Causeway Coast and Glens Christmas window winners receive bespoke handmade awards

The 12 businesses behind the winning Christmas Windows throughout the Borough have been presented with handcrafted glass trophies to mark their success.

For the second year, Council has engaged the services of a local artisan to design and make the trophies.

The talented Denise Loughrey, owner of Artisan Glass NI, crafted the 2023 trophies and has based them on the theme of winter, with a seasonal snowflake design. 

The annual contest, organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Town and Village Management team, encourages business owners to tap into their festive creativity as they compete to win the best dressed Christmas window display.

The competition this year was once again very strong, with towns and villages across the Borough putting on fantastic Christmas displays to welcome shoppers into their stores.

The fantastic array of windows in the 12 towns and villages were assessed by a panel of independent judges, and the winners this year were selected for capturing the spirit of Christmas, whilst also portraying originality and creativity.

Congratulating everyone who took part, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens, Councillor Steven Callaghan said: “I’d like to say thank you to all the businesses across the Borough who have embraced the festive spirit again this year with their welcoming Christmas displays.

“I know both the residents of the Borough and visitors really appreciate the creativity of each and every business and I know that this very much adds to the festive warmth of our towns and villages.

“In the lead up to Christmas, I know our businesses will all provide a heartfelt Christmas welcome to town centre shoppers and I’d like to thank everyone who shops local and supports our fantastic businesses.”

“Congratulations to everyone who participated and well done to the winners for each location.”

The 2023 winners were:

BallycastleMcListers Nisa
BallykellyBallykelly Credit Union
BallymoneyThe Winsome Lady
BushmillsThe Designerie
ColeraineStables Flowers Co
CushendallSVP Vincent’s Shop
DungivenRoe Pharmacy
GarvaghMcAtamneys Traditional Butchers
Kilrea Shield’s Pharmacy
LimavadyLovely Looks Boutique
PortrushJaspers Gift Shop
PortstewartStone Boutique

Ballykelly Credit Union staff member beside their winning Christmas windows displays

The Designerie’s winning festive window dressings

Staff member from Stables Flowers Co holding their bespoke glass trophy designed by Artisan NI

SVP Vincent’s shop volunteer proudly showing off their winning Christmas window design

Roe Pharmacy’s winning festive window design

McAtamney’s staff proudly presenting their Christmas window display

Shields Pharmacy’s staff members standing beside their festive window dressing.

Limavady winner Lovely Looks Boutique staff member beside Council staff member Geraldine Willis

Jasper’s Gift Shop staff member shows off their festive décor

Stone Boutique staff member standing between the shop’s winning window dressing.

The ladies from the Winsome Lady in front of their festive window display

The owners of the family run McLister’s Nisa holding the certificate awarded to them for their festive window display

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