Twenty businesses took part in the competition altogether, and included jewellery shops, bars, cafes, surf shops and amusement arcades. It was a tough competition for the judges, with the businesses going all out to make their premises look festive and Christmassy – displays included a Christmas tree made from Sex Wax stickers (Animal), enormous Christmas presents (Cornwall Air Ambulance), white chocolate snowmen (ChouKette), handmade Christmas bunting (The Pet Centre), flowers made from plastic bottles (55 Yards) a snow machine and a fifteen foot Christmas tree (Walkabout). Other businesses included Little Gem, Concho Lounge, the Cribbar, Fistral Beach Bar, Pooches Pet Store, the Red Lion, Silver Breeze Jewellery, Slots Amusements, Sprout Health Foods, The Brew and Tattoo and Sailors.
BID Chair Karen Hoyle said “it was great to see all the effort, creativity and inspiration evidenced by all the amazing Christmas decorations that the judging team witnessed, from paper snowflakes and snowmen to natural wreaths and hand-wrapped presents. Thanks to all those businesses who entered and congratulations to Gallery 44”.
BID Manager, Carla-Marie Jones, agreed saying “thanks to all the BID businesses who entered the Christmas shop window: it was really good to see Newquay looking so festive and ready for Christmas”. The prize awarded to Gallery 44 was half a day’s photography session with Mike Searle, well-known local professional photographer.
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