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Window Decorating Contest Starts Friday!

Blog Post - November 25, 2015

Category: What's New

Thirty-five Carlsbad Village businesses have thrown their decorating hat in the ring and are vying for your vote!  Come on out between Black Friday (Nov. 27th) and December 17th and visit all 35 businesses to check out their handy work and creative, festive ideas.  Then, go to and vote for your favorite.  It’s that simple.  And that fun!

While you’re doing your holiday shopping take note of the different decorating styles and schemes.  Then, make a date night of it and after grabbing dinner in the village, enjoy the windows all ablaze.  A lot of thought and time have gone into them; our goal was to turn the village into a Winter Wonderland for your enjoyment.

In addition to the public voting for their favorite in the “People’s Choice” award, city council members and the Boys and Girls Torch Club will also be voting for their favorites, all to be awarded during a special celebration on Friday December 18th.

On Friday, December 18th, join us at Choice Juicery at the corner of State Street and Carlsbad Village Drive from 4pm to 5pm for live music, carolers, and holiday-themed dance routines performed by the Pacific Motion Dance Center.  Stay to find out if your favorite window made the cut!  Live holiday themed music will played at the corner of State and Carlsbad Village Drive as well as State Street and Grand Avenue from 5pmto 8pm the first three Fridays of December to keep you company while you shop and dine in the village.

Prizes have been generously donated by San Diego Getaway Magazine, Seaside Courier and Carlsbad Retrospect newspapers, as well as Videospot Production Company.

A list of the 35 stores are below and can also be found on the online ballot at

Ampersand - 2916 State Street

Andrews Optical - 585 Grand Avenue

Aranelle - 2940 State Street

Back to Cali - Village Faire Shops (Suite 107)

Botanicals by the Sea - 560 Carlsbad Village Drive

California Wear - 3001 Carlsbad Blvd. Ste. E

Carlsbad Chocolate Bar - 2998 State Street

Carlsbad Village Yoga Co-op - 2801 Roosevelt Street

Clever Element - 2832B State Street

CoCo Rose - 2975 State Street

Coolest Shoes in California - 2984 State Street

Copper Canary - 2832 State Street

CraftBurger - Village Faire Shops (Suite 120)

Dancin' Soul Boutique - 540 Carlsbad Village Drive

Entourage Salon - 530 Carlsbad Village Drive

Eve 7 Swimwear - 539 Carlsbad Village Drive

HomeLife Village Realtors - 500 Grand Avenue

Humble Olive Oils - 2922 State Street

Jayden Presleigh Salon & Spa - 2946 State Street

Juncal Real Estate - 580 Grand Ave. Ste. A

Knockout Burger - 2971 Carlsbad Blvd.

Lavender Blu Boutique - 519 Grand Avenue

New Village Arts - 2787 State Street

Oceanside Art Gallery - Village Faire Shops (Suite 103)

O'Ireland California - 575 Grand Avenue

Olde Ivy Antiques - 2928 State Street

Ollie & Me - 2965 State Street

ParisA Beauty Salon - 531 Carlsbad Village Drive

Raw Skin Surf Shack - 2796 Carlsbad Blvd.

Retail Therapy Boutique - 566 Grand Avenue

Salon 580 - 580 Grand Avenue

Somaly's Fashion Boutique - 2957 State Street

Sub Zero Ice Cream and Yogurt - 201 Oak Avenue

The Den - 2744 Carlsbad Blvd. Ste. 106

The Shop Beauty & Art - 2801 Roosevelt Street