Judges have strolled through the village and visitors have made their voices heard. All of the votes have been tallied and the winners of the 2014 Ellicottville Window Decoration Contest have been chosen!

This year’s winners are:

Judged: Kazoo II (Elf)

Guest-Judged: Katy’s (Santa’s Workshop)

Guest voter: Amber Graham

“We have had great participation from not only the merchants in the village, but our great guests and shoppers, as well,” Jessica Maynard, partner at Nouriche, said. “We have had the windows decorated in years past, but to actually assemble the decorating into something to draw people to our historic downtown is something that has not been done in a while. I know the shops appreciate people coming to town and having a bit of Christmas fun with us.”

A total of nine village merchants participated in the decoration contest this year, dressing up their windows in the theme of a favorite Christmas movie. Some windows had moving displays, and others were more traditional in their approach. All were judged by a team of five judges and those who visited the Chamber website.

In total, of all the pictures posted of windows in Ellicottville, over 500 votes were cast by guests.

The business owners will receive a VIP four pack of tickets to the 2015 Summer Music Festival performance of their choice, in July, and Graham will receive a family four pack of tickets to the performance of her choice.

Thank you to all who participated in this year’s window decorating contest!