Winter Wonderland Contest!

South Street Headhouse District Presents
Winter Wonderland 2011 featuring Window Decorating Contest
South Street Headhouse District’s Winter Wonderland Event starts the cheer of the holiday season

PHILADELPHIA (November 1, 2011) Kick off the 2011 winter season with a spectacular arrangement of winter activities, including a window decorating contest, in the South Street Headhouse District. Starting November 21st throughout the month of December, the district will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland retreat, featuring the annual tree lighting celebration and Winter Window Display Competition.

To create a festive holiday atmosphere in the district, Winter Wonderland will be hosting family-themed activities in Headhouse Square from 4pm-7pm on December 4th which will include an afternoon of carolers, horse-and-buggy tours, face painting, and balloon art leading up to Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the South Street Holiday tree. Mark your calendars now to ring in the festive holiday cheer!

Additionally, Winter Wonderland in the South Street Headhouse District features its unique array of businesses and storefronts in the Window Decorating Contest to take place throughout the community. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall Display, Best Traditional Holiday Themed Display, and Most Original Display; each winner will be awarded a $750 cash prize. Judging will take place during the week of November 28th through December 2nd, with the winners being announced at the Winter Wonderland Finale event on Sunday, December 4th which takes place between 4:00pm-7:00pm. Window Displays will remain up throughout the holiday season, so shoppers and strollers are invited to continue taking in the sights and scenes all month long.

So, get into the holiday spirit in South Street Headhouse District by taking a stroll in Winter Wonderland throughout the month to view the amazing displays which will be popping up in storefronts beginning November 21st; and mark your calendars for the finale ceremony in The Historic Headhouse Square at 2nd and Lombard on December 4th!

Important Dates to remember:
Final day for SSHD businesses to enter the contest

Monday, November 21st
Judges announced

Monday, November 28th – Friday, December 2nd
Judging will take place

Sunday, December 4th
Winter Wonderland Event
Contest winners announced

***Full event listings and participating businesses available at

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