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#CarlsbadVillageWindows Contest Winners Announced

Blog Post - December 28, 2016

Category: What's New

We are pleased to announce that Entourage Salon (530 Carlsbad Village Drive) and Humble Olive Oils (2922 State Street) are the two winners of the 2nd Annual Holiday Window Decorating Contest.  Entourage will receive a free 1/4 page ad in the Carlsbad Magazine and Humble Olive Oils will receive a 1/4 page ad in the Coast News, a combined prize total of almost $1,500!

The Carlsbad Village Association invited all businesses in the Village to turn its downtown into a Winter Wonderland this holiday by entering the Carlsbad Village Window Decorating Contest as a fun way to celebrate the holiday season, create a festive and beautiful downtown, attract visitors to the Village, and showcase their businesses. 

The "People's Choice" voting took place November 25th through December 25th via an Instagram and Facebook social media voting campaign.  Snowflakes, prominently displayed in each participant's window contained simple voting instructions.  A second prize for "Critic's Choice" was voted on by a committee who visited each participating location to choose their favorite.  The three committee members included Hollie Chamberlain of the Carlsbad Cookie Company (, Sam Ross of Visit Carlsbad ( and Joyce Harris, a CVA Board Member whose role is Resident Representative.

"Everyday I passed the windows at Entourage and noticed something new; the scenes were engaging and beautifully detailed," Joyce said.  "Santa's Workshop at Humble Olive Oils made me remember the Christmas scenes in the large stores downtown like Macy’s."

Thank you to all of the participants for getting into the Christmas spirit and making our Village look festive during this holiday season.

2016 Window Decorating Contest Participants
Ampersand (2916 State Street)
Andrews Optical (585 Grand Avenue)
Aranelle (2940 State Street)
Blues & Shoes (457 Carlsbad Village Drive)
Botanicals by the Sea (560 Carlsbad Village Drive #100)
Carlsbad Village Coins (2979 State Street)
Clever Element (2832 State Street B)
Coco Rose (2975 State Street)
Coolest Shoes in California (2984 State Street)
Copper Canary (2832 State Street)
Dancin' Soul (540 Carlsbad Village Drive)
Entourage Salon (530 Carlsbad Village Drive)
Eve 7 Swimwear (539 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 101)
Flashbacks (570 Grand Avenue)
Gohl Clinic of Chiropractic (2562 State Street)
HomeLife Village Realtors (500 Grand Avenue)
Humble Olive Oils (2922 State Street)
Jayden Presleigh, The Salon & Spa (2946 State Street)
Lavender Blu Boutique (519 Grand Avenue)
Leap of Faith (3087 State Street)
Mystical Dragon (2860 State Street)
New Village Arts Theatre (2787 State Street # B)
O'Ireland (575 Grand Avenue)
Ohana Creations (538 Grand Avenue)
Olde Ivy Antiques (2928 State Street)
Ooh La La (2972 State Street)
Precious Petals Formal Wear (555 Grand Avenue)
Ragz Dressware (425 Carlsbad Village Drive)
Retail Therapy Boutique (565 Grand Avenue)
Sub Zero Ice Cream (201 Oak Avenue)
The Beat Clothing (2971 State Street)
The Shop Beauty & Art (2801 Roosevelt Street)
The Style Lounge (445 Carlsbad Village Drive)
Viz Art Ink Gallery (2906 State Street)