N. 3rd Street decorated for the holidays with illuminated holiday wreath on street pole

Old City Holiday Window Decorating Contest

This year's contest, in partnership with Metro Newspaper, features 20 participating businesses and organizations.

Metro logo in green and white


Old City's Holiday Window Decorating Contest

in Partnership with Metro Newspaper


A charming holiday tradition, Old City’s Window Decorating Contest in partnership with Metro Newspaper, returns this season! View the delightful displays designed by local shops, studios, galleries, and more. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite design at https://metrophiladelphia.com/oldcitycontest

The contest will begin on Saturday, November 27, 2021 and end on Sunday, December 19, 2021.  Click here for information on how to vote and complete contest rules.

Participating Old City locations include (in alphabetical order):

  1. American Kitchen Machinery, 204 Quarry Street
  2. Biello Martin Studio, 148 N. 3rd Street 
  3. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street
  4. Damari, 72 N. 2nd Street
  5. Hitched, 67 N. 2nd Street
  6. Independence Gift Shop at the Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market Street 
  7. Independence Orthodontics, 14 S. 3rd Street
  8. Millésimé, 33 N. 2nd Street
  9. More Than Old, 144 N. 3rd Street
  10. Old City Jewish Arts Center, 119 N. 3rd Street  
  11. Old City Social, 216 Market Street
  12. Oui Pastries, 160 N. 3rd Street
  13. Petit Jardin en Ville, 134 N. 3rd Street   
  14. Philadelphia Independents, 35 N. 3rd Street 
  15. Red Parasol Cafe, 220 Market Street
  16. SuitShop, 65 N. 2nd Street
  17. The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd Street
  18. The Clay Studio, 139 N. 2nd Street
  19. The Link Studios, 213 Arch Street
  20. Tommi Mischell International Design, 126 N. 3rd Street 

Celebrate the season in America’s most historic square mile with Historic Holidays in Old City! Old City is home to unique shops, boutiques, art galleries, design showrooms, museums, restaurants, cafes, salons, spas, and more. Businesses are offering in store and online shopping, as well as curbside pick and delivery (varies by location).  Be sure to check with the business before you visit and follow all health and safety guidelines and protocols. Support local businesses and shop small this holiday season! For more information and events calendar, click here.