The bright lights of Gloucester have been celebrated as councillors and officers from Gloucester City Council have decided on the city’s best Christmas window displays.

The Christmas window competition has five different categories; and the winners and runners up are:

National Chain:

Winner: Marks & Spencer

Runner ups: Peacocks, Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

Charity Shop:

Winner: Footsteps

Runner up: PDSA.

Food & Drink:

Winner: Cookes Coffee & Curios

Runner up: Jane’s Pantry.

Elf and Beauty:

Winner: Graduations at No.9

Runner up: Mark Blake.

Independent Retailer:

Winner: Miju Wools

Runner ups: Gloucester Life Museum, Bridal Sale Shop.

Judging took place on 8th December, with Cllr Paul James, Cllr Pam Tracey, Mayor Neil Hampson and city centre manager Jason Merritt considering the beautiful offerings on display.

Cllr Paul James, leader of Gloucester City Council said, “The Christmas best dressed window competition is a wonderful chance for us to recognise the businesses that try their hardest to get that festive vibe spread across our city.

“It was so hard to judge a winner again this year, when quite a number of businesses in each category have made a real effort. I want to again thank each and every business that enters into the spirit of the festive season.  I’d love to see even more businesses take part and I hope we will see an even greater range next year.”

Jason Merritt, city centre manager, said: “Yet again, businesses in the city have produced some fantastic Christmas window displays. We look forward to next year’s competition!”

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Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the window displays of Gloucester are so delightful…winners announced by Shaun Moore | Gloucester News Centre - http://gloucesternewscentre.co.uk/