Bridlington Christmas window display contest launched

Chris Beesting of Bridlington Lions, Boyes manager Cherie Fleming, president of Bridlington Tourism Association Bob Hillery, Neil Watson of the Bridlington Chamber of Trade, Free Press editor Nick Procter and Mayor Coun Michael Charlesworth at the official launch of the window competition (PA1248-8)
Chris Beesting of Bridlington Lions, Boyes manager Cherie Fleming, president of Bridlington Tourism Association Bob Hillery, Neil Watson of the Bridlington Chamber of Trade, Free Press editor Nick Procter and Mayor Coun Michael Charlesworth at the official launch of the window competition (PA1248-8)

CHRISTMAS shoppers are urged to vote now in Bridlington Town Council’s X-Factor style festive window display competition.

Throughout December, shops around the town centre will be working hard to come up with the display that best captures the magic of Christmas.

Businesses have until Sunday, December 9 to register and can download application forms from the town council’s website www.bridlington.gov.uk

Members of the public can vote for their favourite display by completing the coupon from this paper and returning it to the Free Press office, at 3 Prospect Street, Bridlington, YO15 2AQ by the closing date of Friday December 14. The winner will be chosen by public vote and a panel of judges at the Town Council’s Christmas celebration, this year held at the Promenades Shopping Centre on Saturday December 15.

A trophy will be awarded on the day, along with festive fun from the Bridlington Lions Santa Claus, stars from the Spa pantomime Beauty and the Beast, school choirs, Steve Caprice as Elvis and a host of stalls and other events.

So far, the businesses that have expressed an interest in taking part in the window display competition include Extreme, Herbert Brown, Argos, Bee Swanky, Boyes, the Tourist Information Centre, Thorntons, Store 21, Barkers, British Heart Foundation, The Sandwich Shop, Bridlington Stationers, New Look, Quayside Diner, Select, Sole Diva and John Bull Rock. For the first time ever people will be able to take part in a festive themed treasure hunt in the run up to the event with a top prize of £50 in cash up for grabs to the winner as well as a family ticket to the pantomime Beauty and the Beast at the Spa Bridlington.

Members of the public will need to collect letters displayed at participating retailers which will the be pieced together to spell out a well-known Christmas phrase.

The last day for entry is Saturday December 15 and entries can be dropped off at the Free Press Office, on Prospect Street or at the postbox in the Promenades Shopping Centre.

Entries should be on a postcard and please include your name, address and telephone number.