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2017 Downtown Committee Holiday Program

Celebrating the 2017 Holiday Season in Downtown Syracuse

Celebrating the Season

Downtown Syracuse is our community's center for holiday tradition and we know that nothing compares with the atmosphere of bustling city sidewalks, lighted decorations on buildings and streets, and gorgeous window displays to bring the magic of the season to life! Downtown is home to old memories, and it's the place where new holiday traditions are established. Nothing compares with the wonder that gives Downtown its authenticity.

Downtown Storefronts and Offices Encouraged to Create Winter Window Displays

Holidays Downtown

Happy holidays from your friends at the Downtown Committee!

As your travels bring you to Downtown Syracuse throughout this holiday season, the Downtown Committee of Syracuse invites you to tour our Window Wonderland! This holiday season, 30 Downtown businesses dressed their windows in winter’s best for the Downtown Committee’s second annual Window Wonderland Contest, made possible through funding provided by the Central New York Community Foundation.

When you’re out and about, look for an “Official Window Wonderland Contest Entry,” decal, then take our survey to cast your votes! Voting is open to the community.

Voting closes New Year’s Day, January. 1

Window Wonderland Participant Number Copy

Click here for a walking tour map for you to help you find your favorite display.  

  • The display with the most votes earns a grand prize of $500. Second prize will be awarded with $250, while third place will fetch $100.
  • The Downtown Committee will announce the winning designs on January 3. 
  • A decal in a storefront window signifies a Downtown business' participation. 

Window Wonderland Map Picture

For more information about this annual tradition, please click here 

#WhereIsDash: Dash, Our Downtown Elf Returns to Downtown Syracuse for the Holiday Season
Watch for his debut Friday, November 24! 

Are you friends with the Downtown Committee on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and liking our Instagram photos? If you are, you can follow the adventures of Dash, our Downtown Committee Star Elf as he makes his way around Downtown Syracuse, exploring Downtown's great retail shops, restaurants, fitness facilities, museums and much more! Dash's journey begins Friday, November 24 and continues through Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24.

Dash will be in a new location every day! If you think recognize the place where he is, email your guess(es) to mail@downtownsyracuse.com by 11:59 pm each day. All correct answers will be entered into a weekly drawing to win a free gift certificate ($50 value!) to a Downtown business. One winner will be selected at random every week. Remember, the more times you guess a correct location, the more times you will be entered into the week's drawing. We will recap Dash's adventures each week in our Holiday Newsletter (please click here to see a sample).

Elf collage