2013 – Dino Fun & Christmas Cheer! The Year of the Window Displays

In the summer the Isle of Wight Council launched their new interactive 3D Dinosaur points around the Island. Blackgang Chine, who never fail to deliver, reopened with some brand-new, and amazingly lifelike, dinosaur exhibits. The NBA got into the Dino spirit as well with Dinosaur themed window displays – just for the fun of it!


Catherine Kidd, from Specsavers, called in the support of the NBA for her proposed “Christmas Cheer in Newport” campaign. Catherine could see that the town needed more action, activity and festive cheer, and one of her ideas was a Christmas Window competition, judged by a small panel of local judges.


Lots of businesses took part and really got in to the festive spirit, the town saw everything from reigndeer to snowflakes and it really brought a sense of community throughout. The overall winning display was from Jo and Simon at Love Running, in St James Street, with their “Santa and the Letters” display – pictured below.