Funky windows for Santa

Alexander ScottNorth West Telegraph
Tony Rowan from the City Of Perth puts the finishing touches to the Christmmas tree in Forrest Place.
Camera IconTony Rowan from the City Of Perth puts the finishing touches to the Christmmas tree in Forrest Place. Credit: Steve Ferrier The West Australian 7th Nov 2011. FAITFAX ONLINE &

Christmas in Port Hedland is set to get funky as shops in the West End compete to decorate the snazziest tree.

The contest, organised by the Dalgety House Museum and Visitors Centre, will begin in early December and invites retailers to put up their impressive creations in their shopfront windows, with residents able to vote on their favourite three displays.

Dalgety House Museum spokes-person Julie Arif said the event was a great team-building opportunity, with 14 groups already agreeing to take part.

“It is a great fun, team-building opportunity for the different businesses as they research what type of tree to create while bringing the Christmas spirit into the office and the town,” she said.

“There may be a bit of rivalry as two banks, two dental businesses, and two real estate companies have indicated that they will be putting a bit of funk in their front window.”

Visitors Centre manager Kathy South said the contest would help locals to rediscover the historic part of Port Hedland.

“We are excited to promote Port Hedland to local residents and encourage them to come into the west end and rediscover what used to be the CBD of Port Hedland,” she said.

The winners will be announced on December 20.

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