This year’s Capitola Village Window Decorating Contest, will be running for 20 days: starting on the Winter Kick-Off Event with Surfing Santa on Saturday, November 25th and ending on the first day of iSkate Capitola on Friday, December 15th! Capitola Village businesses will be competing for the title of  “Best Holiday Window Decoration.” The winner will also get $150 donated to a charity of their choice.  

There will be two judging groups (therefore two winners) for the window displays: People’s Choice and Judge’s Selection.  

People’s Choice: You! We invite you to vote for your two (2) favorite window displays by filling out the following survey. By participating in the survey, you will be entered to win gift certificates to Capitola Village!!  

Scroll down the page to view window decorations and then CLICK BELOW TO VOTE!

Or vote in the box below  

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Judge’s Selection: We will also have special judges voting on their favorite window display and the business they choose will also have $150 donated to a charity of their choice.


Winners will be announced December 18th!


This year’s Window Decorating Contest will include an Instagram contest. Take a selfie or a group photo in front of or inside a participating business. Post that photo to Instagram with the hashtag #capitolaholidaywindows and tag @capitolavillage for a chance to win gift certificates to Capitola Village. The Instagram contest runs from November 25 through December 15.

Winners of the Instagram contest will be announced the week of December 18th!


Participating Businesses:

Art Inspired

Beach Break by Mariannes

Beach House Rentals

Britannia Arms

Candy Shop

Capitola Beach Co.

Capitola Hotel

Capitola Reef

Carousel Taffy and Treats

Castagnola Deli

Craft Gallery

David Lyng Reality



La Bella Fiori Floral Design

Lumen Gallery

Monet Salon



Reclaimed in Love

Santa Cruz Poke

Sea Level Ts

St Johns Helpful Shop

Super Silver

Sweet Asylum

The Village Mouse

Vanity By The Sea

Xandra's Swimwear