Living Lighting, Furniture and Accessories has won first place in Ballycastle’s Christmas Window Display Competition.
The family-run interior and gift shop business, located on Ann Street, wowed all three judges with its artistic and colourful festive display.
Speaking after receiving her award, owner Patricia McNamara said: “Christmas is my favourite time of year and we always put a lot of effort into creating our shop window display. I am absolutely over the moon to have won first place. Thank you very much.”
The competition was organised by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Town Management team. Three independent judges assessed the shop windows and awarded scores based on innovation, colour and appeal.
Second place was awarded to Castle Pharmacy on Castle Street while Craig’s Décor Centre on Castle Street took third place. Both received an engraved glass trophy as recognition of their efforts.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE said: “My congratulations to all the businesses in Ballycastle who made an effort to dress their shop window for Christmas this year. You have really contributed to creating a positive and festive town centre experience for local shoppers and visitors. The judges have selected three winners, but actually it is the collective effort of all the business owners which has made such a beautiful visual impact. This has really encouraged everyone in Ballycastle to get into the Christmas spirit.”
Julienne Elliott, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Town and Village Manager added: “The creativity of the Christmas window displays in Ballycastle has been better than ever. My thanks to the judges who made the difficult decision to select three winners when the quality of the window displays was very high. Congratulations to Living and to all the businesses who participated in this year’s competition. Creating attractive festive windows is a great way to bring lots of people into our town centres. This in turn helps to support our local businesses and promotes our efforts to ‘shop local’.”
Looking ahead, there will be festive street entertainment in Ballycastle town centre on Saturday 16th December 9th including a visit from the Ice King and Queen.