It was a very wintery day in Tucson today. I wore thermals under my jeans, a thick sweater under my coat, a scarf, gloves, and a wooly hat. Fortunately, the rain that had been going on and off all day had finally stopped by the time judging started around 5:30 p.m. There was a lot of walking around outside required and I had to deal with the elements. Tucson's weather is so nice most of the time it's pretty rare that dressing for winter-like conditions is necessary.
The top three in the window contest were ForsShop, Crescent Tobacco Shop, and Park Tucson. It was a tough decision since many window displays were well thought out and obviously had a tremendous amount of effort put into them. The winners received prizes including round trip airline tickets to any destination in the U.S., $1,000 worth of advertising on KGUN 9, and $100 gift card.
Here's some of the photos I shot during the walk around downtown and includes a few of the holiday displays.
|Holographic Santa at MEB Management|
|Music themed display at Chicago Music Store|
|A smokin' holiday display|
at Crescent Tobacco Shop
|Brandi from the Downtown Partnership|
and her daughter Emily,
and Joe who was the other judge.
This is inside Johnny Gibson's Market.
|Winning display at ForsShop|
|A few fashionable outfits around the|
Christmas tree at Hydra.
|A woman was selling these cool looking hanging|
lamps under a tent on the street
|It's a Sparklegasm in the Krikawa window|
|Painted window display at Park Tucson.|
The parking meters even had lights
|Holiday display on the roof of Veg In A Box|
|Christmas village in the window|
of the Fox Theatre
|The Tucson Streetcar was even in the holiday spirit|
with strings of garland and lights in the train windows.
|Some sort of march or protest went by us headed west|
on Congress Street.
I don't have a clue what they were marching for / protesting.
|Tucson Police followed the protest march|
down Congress Street
|Heading back to the car walking north on Stone Avenue|
after the judging.
This selfie is proof that I have a fat head
that could scare small children.