Winter In Willamette Wreath Contest

November - December

2021 Judging on December 9th

Come celebrate the holidays with your favorite local businesses. 


We wanted to update everyone on how our HWMS Holiday Decorating Contest went this holiday season.  Our post is a little late, but it’s been a busy couple of weeks for our organization.

Walking around Willamette was so festive this year!  It was very obvious that it was a community effort.  We had 43 businesses that ordered wreaths from us to decorate and even more who participated in decorating their businesses.

For those that don’t know we coordinate ordering wreaths from a local vendor, Oregon Christmas Wreaths, for our Historic Willamette businesses.  Most of those wreaths are used by the businesses to decorate in the theme of their business as an entry into our annual Holiday Decorating Contest. Businesses can also decorate their windows or the outside of their business to enter the contest.

With so many businesses participating it is a hard job for those on our judging committee to pick the top three in each category.  This year we had the most entries in our wreath contest that we’ve ever had.  They finally had to choose everybody’s top five choices and narrow it down from there.  We’ve already had discussions that next year we will need to break the contest into different categories so there will be more opportunities to acknowledge the great creativity that are put into the wreath entries.

We’d also like to take a moment to thank all the volunteers who spent many hours walking the business district talking with businesses, coordinating the contest, picking up and delivering wreaths, taking photos and judging the entries.

For the first time, we included the announcements of the winners into our Winter In Willamette activities.  We will continue to do so, please come out next year and celebrate with us.

2021 winners are…..

Best Outdoor Display

        First Place – Lil’ Cooperstown

        Second Place – Willamette Ale and Cider House

        Third Place – 24/7 Properties

Best Window Decorations

        First Place - Family Foot Clinic

        Second Place – The Hasson Company

        Third Place – Valvoline Instant Oil Change

Best Themed Wreath

        First Place –West Linn Saloon

        Second Place – Tom Curtis Family Dentistry

        Third Place – Ace Hardware

Honorable Mentions

·         A Sight for Sport Eyes

·         Allium Bistro

·         Bellagio’s Pizza

·         Benchmark Physical Therapy

·         Big Tooth, Little Tooth

·         Director’s Home Mortgage

·         Double Take Lashes & Spa

·         Essence of China

·         J. Willy’s Public House

·         Les Schwab

·         Mirage Salon

·         Pacific West Bank

·         Para Juice Bar

·         Sachi Wellness

·         Smith Law

·         Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue Station #59

·         Twin Nails

·         West Linn Police Department

·         West Linn Food Bank

·         Willamette Garage

·         Willamette House Professional Building

·         Z-Va Wellness Spa


·         Arch Bridge Financial

·         Community of Faith Church

·         Farmers Insurance

·         Forestel

·         La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

·         Maximum Health Clinic

·         West Linn Aesthetics

·         Willamette Coffee House

·         Willamette Valley Bank

Businesses can pay for wreaths using this link.  Cost is $20 each unless business is part of the Friends of Historic Willamette program at the Supporter level or above.
We look forward to your next visit with us!

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