Holiday window decorating contest winners

The Island Now

Port Washington looks so beautiful and festive for the holidays! The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce has decorated the lampposts on Main Street with garland, twinkling lights and red bows, thanks to S.F. Falconer Florist and contributions from community-spirited businesses and residents.

The BID has installed lit snowflakes on the utility poles. Residents Forward created a winter wonderland in the garden in front of the train station. And stores throughout town have outdone themselves with beautiful decorations for the holiday season and the Port Holiday Magic Window Decorating Contest.

Twenty-three stores participated and the judges said it was a real challenge to pick just three winners.

In fact, there was a three-way tie for first place! The judges said they were impressed by the effort and creativity that went into so many of the window displays.

The window contest judges were Rachel Fox of the Port Washington Public Library, photographer Roy Schneider of Vintage Production Group and artist Alice Melzer of the Port Washington Federal Credit Union. The judges’ votes were tallied and the following store windows were named the “best of the best.”

First Place
Alper’s Hardware, 81 Main St.
S. F. Falconer Florist, 8 S. Maryland Ave.
Port Washington Florist, 59 Main St.

Second Place
White + One, 309 Main St.
Third Place
Anthony’s World of Floors, 49 Manorhaven Blvd.

All the stores that entered the contest were winners, as their windows announce to everyone that they care about the community and promote the holiday spirit in our town.

This season, you and your family and friends can view all the participating windows and see how you would have voted. The other locations are:

Port Washington Blvd. Area
Sullivan’s Quay, 541 Port Wash. Blvd.
Ikedo Ramen, 983 Port Washington Blvd.
Orangetheory Fitness, 1013 Port Washington Blvd.
Bach to Rock, 1015 Port Washington Blvd.
Main Street Area
Wright Music, 5 Main
Chic Lash Boutique, 20 Main St.
Wash Hair Salon, 30 Main St.
Massage Envy, 47 Main
Yummy Gyro, 82 Main St.
3 V Dental, 91 Main St.
Port Pop Up Boutique, 142 Main St.
The Cooking Lab, 160 Main St.
Toscanini Ristorante, 179 Main St.
The Local Market, 273 Main St.
Suite 275, 275 Main
wit & whim, 6 Carlton Ave.
Painting With Flowers, 298 Main
Bubba Brown’s Treasures, 302 Main

Residents are reminded that stores throughout the community have very special holiday sales going on all season. KEEP THE MAGIC HOME, TRY PORT FIRST for the holidays. For an up-to-date directory of businesses located in Port Washington, including many that offer online shopping, download the Try Port First app or visit

Submitted by Bobbie Polay, Port Washington Chamber of Commerce

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