Whimsical Windows and Elf on the Shelf Contest

last updated 12/04/2023
Whimsical Windows and Elf on the Shelf Contest

Vote for your favorite Whimsical Window and hunt for Elf on the Shelf in downtown Dayton

Whimsical Windows & Elf Hunt contests return

Whimsical Windows & Elf Hunt contests return

The Whimsical Windows and Elf Hunt contests are now on at businesses across downtown Dayton

Be sure to take a close look at holiday decorations adorning downtown this December! The Downtown Dayton Partnership has announced the return of two favorite contests, Whimsical Windows and the Elf Hunt, during the Dayton Holiday Festival December events.

Elf hunting in DaytonThe annual Whimsical Windows contest invites downtown businesses to throw their proverbial hat in the ring by sharing photos of decorated storefront windows. By bringing holiday cheer to first-floor storefronts with painted windows, twinkling lights, decorated trees, and more, the owners of your favorite downtown businesses are transforming downtown into a winter wonderland this holiday season.

A public vote is open now on Dayton.com for downtown guests to vote for their favorite window display. Voting will be open until noon on Friday, December 29. The business with the most votes at that time will receive a $500 cash prize!

There’s another way for guests to join in the holiday fun this December, and it could them earn Downtown Dollars! Join the search for 21 tiny elves hidden in first-floor windows. Find the elf and text a photo to 937-668-7887 to enter. Each photo taken of a different elf counts as one entry. A different winner will be drawn each week during the weeks of Dec. 4, 11, 18, and 25 to receive the weekly prize of $100 in Downtown Dollars.

Downtown Dollars are redeemable at nearly 80 downtown businesses, never expire, and make a great one-size-fits-all gift. Learn more at downtowndayton.org/dollars. A map of all Elf Hunt locations can be found at DaytonHolidayFestival.org.

These are just part of a great lineup of holiday family fun downtown throughout the season! Find more info on all the holiday activities on the Dayton Holiday Festival webpage at DaytonHolidayFestival.org.

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