Downtown Joplin Alliance Announces 2023 Window Decorating Competition Award Ceremony

(Joplin, MO) – Holiday events have been in full swing in downtown Joplin, including the Holiday Decorating Competition. This annual competition is organized by Downtown Joplin Alliance (DJA) and is designed to adorn the downtown area with Christmas cheer. This year’s participants included over 25 businesses across downtown. All were encouraged to decorate in the style of this year’s theme, “Winter Wonderland.” Three winners will be awarded trophies and bragging rights in the following categories:

  • Best Use of Theme (Winter Wonderland)
  • Best Use of Lights
  • Most Creative

With over 600 votes already submitted, public online voting will continue through December 15. Votes can be submitted here. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 19 in the lobby of City Hall at 2:30 pm. All are invited to attend the ceremony.

Lori Haun, Executive Director of Downtown Joplin Alliance states, “Take a stroll downtown to see all of the creatively decorated storefronts and make sure to vote for your favorites!”

Holiday displays will remain visible throughout the coming holiday weeks for the public’s enjoyment.

For more information, please contact


Lori Haun, Executive Director
Downtown Joplin Alliance

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