Downtown Decorating Contest

Downtown Decorating Contest


Downtown is decking the halls this December! Local businesses will hit the lights for the second annual Downtown Decorating Contest from Friday, December 6 to Tuesday, December 31.

One local business with the most festive exterior display will take home a special trophy and neighborhood-wide bragging rights this holiday season, and YOU get to pick the winner!

Participating businesses:

  • Albany Coliseum (153 S. Pearl Street)
  • Bombshell Hair & Beauty Studio (488 Broadway)
  • Dawn’s Victory Sports Café (10 Sheridan Ave)
  • Downtown Studio Fit (61 N. Pearl Street, Steuben Walk #4)
  • The Enchanted Florist of Albany (54 Columbia Street
  • The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (74 State Street)
  • The First Church in Albany (110 N. Pearl Street)
  • Fort Orange General Store (412 Broadway)
  • Irish American Heritage Museum (370 Broadway)
  • Jack’s Oyster House (42 State Street)
  • Loch & Quay (414 Broadway)
  • Mugshots Café (54 James Street)
  • The Olde English Pub & Pantry (683 Broadway)
  • Palace Theatre Box Office (19 Clinton Avenue)
  • Parish Public House (388 Broadway)
  • Pearl Street Pub (59-61 N. Pearl Street)
  • Precision Fitness (374 Broadway)
  • Times Union Center (51 S. Pearl Street)
  • Truman Jewelers (71 N. Pearl Street)
  • Vintage Treasures by Deborah (153 S. Pearl Street)

Click here for an interactive map of all participating locations.

Pick up a ballot and vote for your favorite holiday display at the following locations:

... or cast your vote on the Downtown Albany BID's Facebook page by viewing the Downtown Decorating Contest photo album and "liking" your favorite display!

Paper ballots will count as the equivalent of 10 online votes, and all voters who submit a paper ballot will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the Downtown business of their choice.

IMPORTANT: Votes must be submitted by noon on December 31, 2019, to be eligible.