Organised by Altrincham BID, who produce VisitAltrincham.com, this year’s competition to find Altrincham’s favourite Winter Window has had more entries than ever – with 48 businesses taking part!
The Winter Windows were judged by Nick Dolan from Alan Stevenson Partnership, who are also sponsoring the competition, and Sue Aldridge, CEO Altrincham & Sale Chamber of Commerce.
Yesterday they toured the town and selected The Foot Company as their overall winner. Their display tells the story of Santa’s sore toe across three windows! They also wanted to give a special mention to several other businesses. Altrincham Barbers for their incredible display based on A Christmas Carol, Tile by Tile for their window with moving cable cars and Full Circle Funerals Partners for their sensitively created display. Beyond Barriers also received a special mention for their Wellbeing Advent Calendar. They will be posting every day in December on Facebook with a daily gift of love, encouragement, and online wellbeing practice.
Sue Aldridge explained, “I really enjoyed judging the Winter Windows with Nick Dolan. Having been part of the judging on a regular basis, I was amazed at the standard and originality this year. All the windows were of a very high standard, and it is a pleasure to be part of such a wonderful community event. Many of the windows have some incredible detail including The Foot Company, so come into Altrincham and take a look at them all.”
Nick Dolan explained, “The Alan Stevenson Partnership have been based on Victoria Street in Altrincham since 1979. We’re very proud to call Altrincham our hometown and the many businesses we deal with are much more than just clients to us. We jumped at the opportunity to sponsor this year’s Winter Window event and support the fantastic work the BID team put into promoting our unique and bustling town. We’re proud to be one of many great independent businesses and the feeling of togetherness shared by all is what makes Altrincham the place to be”.
Mandy White, Altrincham’s BID Manager said, “Altrincham is a great place to celebrate Christmas with the renowned Altrincham Market and Market House and its fantastic selection of independent shops and popular high street favourites. The town also has an exceptional variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars to choose from. The festive Christmas lights and beautifully decorated windows add a magical touch to the town, making it the perfect place to celebrate and embrace the spirit of Christmas in Altrincham."
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourite in the Winter Windows ‘People’s Choice’ Competition hosted for Altrincham BID by ‘Altrincham Today’ on Facebook. Simply ‘like’ your favourite to register your vote. The winner of this part of the competition will be announced next week.