The local businesses with Derry's best Christmas window displays were revealed at the weekend.

City Centre Intiative (CCI) host the competition annually and have said interest grows every year.

Aisling Gallagher of CCI congratulated the competition winners.

"City Centre Initiative’s Annual Christmas Window Competition continues to grow from strength to strength and was a great success this year with many businesses relishing the chance to gain recognition for all the hard work they have put in to make the city as festive as possible," she said.

"We would like to send our congratulations to the winners of this year’s competition who are detailed below. We would also like to recognise the overwhelming effort put in particularly by the small independent businesses this year - it was described as some of the judges as 'the best year yet.'"

Ms Gallagher thanked the competitions sponsors.

“This competition is a great way of recognising those businesses who decorate their windows for the festive season and many shops continue to show great flair, innovation and creativity," she said.

"I would like to congratulate those who have won the prizes this year. Most importantly we would like to thank the sponsors of the competition as without their contributions the competition would not be possible – thanks to the Maldron Hotel Derry, Foyleside Shopping Centre and the City Hotel."

"The judging this year was difficult as ever and although there are only a few winners, everyone will benefit from wonderful displays and illumination throughout the city centre this Christmas."

The winners will be presented with their prizes by the Mayor, Maolíosa McHugh in the Whittaker Suite of the Guildhall on Monday December 4, 2017 at 2:00pm.

The categories and winners are as follows:

Independent

Winners

Gold

The Gift Box, Shipquay Street

Silver

Room 7 Boutique, Pump Street

Bronze

Walled City Crafters, The Craft Village

National/Multi-National

Winners

Gold

Next, Foyleside Shopping Centre

Silver

Granny Annie's, Waterloo Street

Bronze

Monsoon/Accessorize, Foyleside Shopping Centre

Evening Economy

Winners

Gold

Peadar O’Donnells, Foyleside Shopping Centre

Silver

Tracy’s Bar, Waterloo Street

Bronze

Spaghetti Junction, William Street

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