The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA) has launched its holiday window decorating contest, “Window into Hoboken” to showcase and support local Hoboken businesses.
Storefront windows throughout the mile-square city will be decorated this holiday season and business owners have a chance to win $1,000 prizes or a $2,000 grand prize.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to explore the “Window into Hoboken” displays and share their favorites on social media for a chance to win prizes, too, including two top prizes provided by the W Hoboken.
“It’s no doubt that the holidays are going to feel different this year, so it’s important to bring joy to the community and continue to support local businesses any way we can,” said President of the HBA Gregory Dell’Aquila. “Through this contest, we’re able to shine a light on all the wonderful businesses lining the streets of Hoboken and bring attention and hopefully more customers to their storefronts.”
From now until Dec. 20, every photo posted on Facebook or Instagram showcasing the window display of a local Hoboken business is a chance for residents and visitors to win prizes and a vote for the tagged local business as part of the People’s Choice Award.
Prizes include 20 $100 gift cards, or a Swag Bag and a dinner for two at Halifax restaurant in the W Hoboken, or a two-night “Spectacular Room” accommodation at W Hoboken.
To be eligible for the “Window into Hoboken” window decorating contest, simply post a photo to Facebook or Instagram of window displays of local Hoboken businesses with #HobokenHolidays in the caption. Make sure to follow the Hoboken Business Alliance on Facebook or Instagram and tag both the featured business and Hoboken Business Alliance (@hobokenalliance on Instagram) in the photo.
The winning business that is voted “People’s Choice,” tagged in the most photos on Facebook and Instagram for their window display, will receive a $2,000 grand prize.
There are three winning categories in addition to “People’s Choice” including “Best Overall,” “Most Original,” and “Best Lighting.”
The winners of these categories, chosen by the HBA, will get a $1,000 prize.
All winners will be notified by the HBA no later than Jan. 15.