Downtown Wilmington businesses are competing in a holiday decorating contest for the 2015 season.  Thirty-three small businesses and properties have entered the good-natured competition seeking to be crowned the winner of the 2015 Annual Holiday Decorating Contest that is organized by the Downtown Business Alliance (DBA). 

The winner of the contest will be announced on Friday, December 11, at 4:30 during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll.  The free kick-off event will be at the reflection pool at First Bank at 201 Market Street and include Mayor Bill Saffo and other community leaders.

A new twist this year is the addition of a People’s Choice Award.  Anyone is eligible to vote by visiting the shops before or during the Holly Jolly Stroll on December 11 and December 12 and casting a vote for their favorite display on-line here. Voting ends midnight on December 13th

Prizes include:





(Water, Front)


Cotton Exchange Shops:  Exterior and Alleys (The Entity)

313 N Front Street

Occasions Just Write

313 N Front Street


(Market, Front, Princess, Grace)


Kava 5 Kat

123 Grace Street

Wilmington Hammerheads FC

 108 Grace Street

Return Passages

302 N Front Street

Manifest Design

 200 N. Front St.

Pineapple Studios

261 N. Front St.

A Second Time Around

143 N. Front St.


108 N. Front St.

The Wonder Shop

 22 N. Front St.

Tusc Boutique

21 N. Front Street

Crescent Moon

24 N Front Street

Candle’s Etc.

 25 Market St

Edge of Urge

18 Market Street

The Black Cat Shoppe

 8 Market Street

Slice of Life

125 Market Street

Groove Jet Salon Spa

112 Princess Street

Pure Soul Creations

116 Princess Street, #100

Hell's Kitchen

 118 Princess Street

New Elements Gallery

201 Princess Street

Bloke 216 Princess St

Chadworth's Columns

 277 N Front St
Cape Fear Spice Merchants 20 Market Street





River to the Sea 224 S Water St

Chandler’s Wharf Warehouse Shops (The Entity)

225 S Water Street

A Christmas Shoppe


Anna Grace Boutique




Fuzz Love




Salon Déjà vu


Offices who helped decorate Building:

·         Elite Innovations - Andrew Williams & Elizabeth Marion

·         Engineering Software Solutions - John Moehnke

·         Gig Salad - Steve Tetrault & Locke Bircher

·         Wilmington SEO & Marketing - Nathaniel Criss



(Market, Front)


Enchanted Realm

124 S. Front Street


120-B S. Front St

Jokilimi Island Imports

103 S. Front Street

C.W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast

412 S. Third Street




AlPhi’s Chic Boutique

315 Castle Street

Suzie Q's Antiques

553 Castle Street