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Store Front Christmas Decoration Contest

Dust off those Christmas decorations and thinking caps! Decorate your storefronts to celebrate Christmas 2009! We want Downtown Baton Rouge to be GREEN and RED this year. If you are creative enough, your organization just might win Le Bâton de Noël! Designed by nationally recognized artist Denise Greenwood, Le Bâton de Noël, will be awarded to the location chosen as best decorated storefront in the Downtown Development District.

In addition, the Downtown Business Association will reward the winner with a $500 gift certificate to the Downtown merchant of choice listed on the Downtown Merchants Listing. The Downtown Merchants Listing can be found on the DDD website at or at the Downtown Development District's office located at 227 Florida Street.

We will have a pool of judges who will stroll through downtown Baton Rouge on December 2, 2009 and pick the building with the best decoration. The winner will receive Le Bâton de Noël Award to proudly display until next year's competition.

The contest is open to any business or merchant located within the boundaries of the Downtown Development District.

Judges will vote on a 5 point scale based upon the following criteria:
• Originality: Unique design and creative use of lights and decorations
• Arrangement: Display and placement of decorations
• Theme: Story line or scene
• Overall Presentation

The business/merchant that scores the most points will be declared the 2009 decorations champion. Join in the fun and participate this year!

Mayor Holden will present Le Bâton de Noël and the gift certificate to the winner on the Downtown Festival of Lights main stage following the tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 4.

Contest Entry Form Information

If you would like to participate in the contest, please download the form below and then either fax to(225) 208-1602, or email to by Monday, November 23, 2009.

Contest Entry Form Download

For more information on the Downtown Development District, visit our website.

227 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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