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Deck the Harbor Storefront Decorating Contest Returns!

Gig Harbor, Wa – November 12, 2012 With the holidays just around the corner, the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association is pleased to announce the return of Deck the Harbor, the festive holiday storefront decorating contest held throughout the waterfront district. Formerly known as Deck the Windows, this holiday display contest invites waterfront businesses to get creative and try to outdo each other while celebrating the season with festive holiday storefronts.

Merchants have until November 29 to create their displays before a distinguished group of judges makes the rounds to determine the winners on November 30 (just in time for the City’s Treelighting and the First Saturday Art Walk on December 1). Certificates of Award will be presented to the business determined to be the best in each of the following categories:

· Best Painted Windows

· Best Storefront (can include doorways, foyers, courtyards)

· Best Window Display

· Best use of Candlelight Theme

· Best representation of business

· People's Choice Award (to be awarded the week after Christmas)

Shoppers are encouraged to vote for their favorite display while they are doing their holiday shopping on the waterfront! The People's Choice voting begins on Saturday, December 1 and continues through Monday, December 24.

Enjoy the feel of an old fashioned, small town Christmas! Shop local and support small, independent businesses in the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront District this holiday season!