This year's winners of the coveted Derby Window Wonderland competition have been announced

Over 40 businesses took part in the Christmas competition
Padley Hub in St Peters Quarter Derby is one of the joint winners of this year's Window Wonderland competition | Image Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BIDsPadley Hub in St Peters Quarter Derby is one of the joint winners of this year's Window Wonderland competition | Image Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BIDs
Padley Hub in St Peters Quarter Derby is one of the joint winners of this year's Window Wonderland competition | Image Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BIDs

A competition that urged Derby businesses to get into the festive spirit and give their shop windows a festive makeover has announced 2023’s winners.

More than 40 businesses across the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) took part in the Window Wonderland competition.

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Shops across the city decorated their windows in December, and visitors voted for their favourite one.

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Joint winners of the 2023 Window Wonderland competition were announced as Cathedral Quarter’s Tuckwell & Co and Padley Hub in St Peters Quarter.

Runners-up included Hatchet Harry’s, The Orchard Garden Day Nursery, Milk & Honey Deli and Blend Salon.

Participating BID businesses were judged on their creativity and festive flair.

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Shoppers who voted were entered into a free prize draw to win £100 in shopping vouchers.

Hundreds of people voted in the Window Wonderland competition this year which was organised by the BIDs to help transform the city and add a sprinkle of Christmas cheer to the streets of Derby.

Festive window photos of joint winner Tuckwell & Co, plus other entries, were posted on Cathedral Quarter's social media page.

The BIDs also invited a specially selected panel of stakeholders to judge the entrants on their window displays.

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Trophies were awarded to Mr Shaws House and Padley Hub for their efforts.

A final category for the ‘Best Use of Elf on a Shelf’ was also judged with Salamander and Uniform Direct both scooping trophies for their comical efforts.

Brad Worley, Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter BID Manager, said: “It has been fantastic to see so many businesses taking part in this year’s Window Wonderland competition.

“They have certainly enhanced this year’s festive shopping experience in Derby, and some of the windows looked truly magnificent.

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“With so many local businesses dressed up for Christmas, shopping in the city was a real treat. 

“The number of public votes is also testament to how busy the Cathedral Quarter and St Peters Quarter has been in December.

“We were also pleased to be able to treat a local shopper with a £100 gift voucher for entering in the free prize draw, we hope the person enjoys their prize.”

Visitors voted in the Window Wonderland competition by downloading the free LoyalFree app and embarking on a special trail that took them to participating shops across the city.

There were QR codes in each window which allowed shoppers to scan and vote for the festive window display they liked the most.