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Deck the Harbor Contest Winners Announced!

Gig Harbor, WA – December 13, 2017 – Gig Harbor’s downtown waterfront merchants have decked themselves to the hilt for the annual Deck the Harbor decorating contest presented by the Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance. The downtown waterfront businesses join in this friendly competition to create festive window displays, storefronts and interiors to help create an old fashioned, small town Christmas feeling each year.  The Gig Harbor community is invited to come downtown and enjoy these wonderful displays while shopping local this holiday season.

The Alliance’s panel of judges for the contest featured Alliance Executive Director Mary DesMarais, Special Projects Coordinator Josh Sherwin and Waterfront Farmers Market Manager Heidi Gerling.  All were thrilled with the creative energy and holiday spirit demonstrated by the participating businesses.  

The community can participate in the contest by voting for their favorite business to win the “People’s Choice” award.  When shopping and strolling the downtown waterfront, simply look for the “If you like what you see come in and vote for me” sign in the window indicating participating businesses.  Ballots for voting will be inside.  Voting continues through December 21st.  

Congratulations to our winners!

Best Christmas Scene:  Allovus

Best Representation of Business:  No Dearth of Books

Best Winter Window:  Anthony’s Gig Harbor   

Best Vintage Display:  Harbor History Museum   

Wonderful Waterfront Display:  Eddon Boatyard

Best Traditional Display:  Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard

Most Elegant Display:  dolly mama boutique

Best Window Display: Tickled Pink 

Best Interior:  Weathered Cottage

Best Storefront:  Sea Hags

Best Painted Window:  Harbor WildWatch

Best Use of Lights:  The Beach Basket 

The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance extends a heartfelt thank you to all the businesses that showed their holiday spirit by participating in Deck the Harbor this season.  For photos of participating businesses, visit “It’s A Wonderful Waterfront – Gig Harbor” on Facebook.  Be sure to shop local and support small businesses this Christmas season!


The Gig Harbor Downtown Waterfront Alliance is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to bringing together community and waterfront district stakeholders, encouraging economic vitality and preserving our historic character.  The office is located at 3133 Harborview Drive, Suite 101.  For information about the GHDWA contact Mary DesMarais, Executive Director, at (253) 514-0071.