Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest

Welcome Home Holiday


The City of Cortland is inviting local businesses and organizations to extend a big Welcome HOME for the Holidays this season by entering the 2023 Downtown Cortland Holiday Window Decorating Contest!

It’s easy to participate and there are two ways to win:

1. All downtown businesses will automatically be in the running for the Cortland Holiday Spirit Award. A panel of judges will decide the winner and no sign-up is necessary.

2. To also be considered for the People’s Choice award you must register in advance by clicking HERE and entering your business or organizations information. Registration must be received by December 10, 2023.

Area residents will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite display. Voting will take place between December 11-27 by clicking the Vote link below. Winners will be announced on New Years Eve.

We are looking forward to celebrating the holidays with a festive and beautiful downtown while showcasing our great local businesses!

Register your business to participate!

Vote for your favorite display!