Hudson Hall Announces Winners of Winter Walk Window Decorating Contest

Hudson Hall announces the winners of the 26th Anniversary Winter Walk Window Decorating Contest.

Winter Walk 2022 Window Decorating Contest winning window by Jack Dylan at 441 Warren Street

Hudson Hall is proud to announce the winners of the 26th Anniversary Winter Walk Window Decorating Contest. Creativity, color, and Hudson’s signature imaginative flair won the day with the many unique and beautiful window displays on show throughout December. Produced by Hudson Hall since 1997, Winter Walk takes place on December 3 from 5-8pm.

The anonymous judges were so impressed, the list of awards is extensive and effusive with praise. Of the many awards, the number one spot went to illustrator and graphic designer Jack Dylan’s beautiful train-themed display (also awarded the “The Night Before Cliffmas Award”) at 441 Warren Street. Meticulously handmade, the little winter scene includes an embroidered “cat-skill” mountain backdrop, an ornate wooden bridge, and a model train with copper rivets.

Runners up included Lisa Durfee’s stunning dollhouse display at 524 Warren Street (also cheekily named as the winner of the ‘A Humble Hamptons Holiday Award’), and Winter Walk Decorating Contest stalwart, Red Dot Restaurant and Bar (321 Warren Street). Red Dot also received the ‘The Rudolph Red Award’ for their sumptuous velvet-laden display that, as the judges applauded as “what dining in a Christmas present is like”.

“Hudson’s holiday windows are always a highlight of Winter Walk each year, and this year is no exception” says Hudson Hall Executive DirectorTambra Dillon. “From classic to cheeky, minimalist to over-the-top fun, Hudson’s independent retailers have gone above and beyond.”

For more information about Winter Walk 2022, visit or phone (518) 822-1438.


2022 Winter Walk Window Decorating Contest Winners List:

Best of the Best:
Jack Dylan, 441 Warren Street

Runner Up:
Lisa Durfee
, 524 Warren Street

Special Mention:
Red Dot Restaurant & Bar
, 321 Warren Street
In order of geographical location, with judge’s notes:

The Rosery Flowery Shop, 128 Green Street
The McQueen Woodland Collection Award
“This is the post-apocalyptic holiday at its most extravagant”

Red Dot Restaurant & Bar, 321 Warren Street
The Rudolph Red Award
“This is what dining in a Christmas present is like. Having dined in, I can say I felt properly packaged.”

Antigo, 337 Warren Street
The Caitlyn Jenner Basement Award
“The sense of an enthusiast’s basement. Sexy skier. Something kinky in the air.”

The Flow Chart Foundation, 348 Warren Street
The Personal Is Political Award
“Poetry is not a luxury—but dismantling the master’s tools is.”

Westerlind, 419 Warren Street
The Forbes Highest Paid Mannequins Award
“A successful cross-country ski outing in the alps with the Westerlind family.”

Hudsontricity, 428 Warren Street
The If You Give A Mouse A Mushroom Award
“The rodents pulled out the red, green, and the hay for this one. What is Santa’s secret?”

Little Rico’s, 437 Warren Street
The Flamingo Bells Award
“Flamingo bells, flamingo bells, flamingo all the wayyy!”

Henry (in Hudson), 438 Warren Street
The Basketed Brownian Motion Award
“Difficulties joyfully abound, and aren’t the holidays about stomaching many stories at the same time? Tastes and ideologies sit together in a basket and we are better for it. Besides, we all have secrets, too!”

441 Warren Street
The Night Before Cliffmas Award

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We are preparing for holiday lift-off!”

Ornamentum Jewelry Gallery, 506 Warren Street
Most To The Point Award

Favreau Design, 521 Warren Street      
The Ruth Bader Ginsburg-Claus Award 

“For not only Santa Claus will judge you but also these scales. And they have determined that everyone gets presents. Just some get heavier presents.”

Lisa Durfee, 524 Warren Street 
A Humble Hamptons Holiday Award
“Get lost in the cozy holiday you wish you were having. Walking down the stairs with the stiff elegance only a doll can muster.”

Battle Brown, 528 Warren Street
The Barnum & Bailey Bananza Award
“While the fortune teller takes a bathroom break, the monkeys in the canopy make the most of the clearing.”

Bodhi, 543 Warren Street
The Dreamworks Award for Gnome-Owl Diplomacy
“We have owl sanctuaries! Our quality of life is better! I can see when we live together!” She performs on her stage, demonstrating her way of life with great diligence. The owls help her see.

STAIR Galleries, 549 Warren Street
The Confident Coniferous Conspirators Award
“Here we have the quiet conspiracy of lampshades planning their infiltration of the coniferous oligarchy. So confident and clear! I think they can do it.”

Modern on the Hudson, 555 Warren Street
Most Polite Houseguest Award
“Your friendly clipart, eager to help, patiently waiting on you. A most unobtrusive digital butler, bashful with romance. Will you sit here?”

CVS, 617 Warren Street
Most Convenient Award
“We’re really matter of fact here, and within arm’s reach, despite this difficult high horizontal window, the longest mantle ever. Evokes a parade or a firing squad.”

Front Room Gallery, 727 Warren Street
Most Likely to Monologue Award
“I don’t even question why there is a chair on the pond because of course you would want to sit on your little stage of ice. Or maybe the chair was learning to skate and is taking a break.”

Vasilow’s, 741 Columbia Street
The Home Sweet Home Award
“Nothing says home for Christmas more than multicolored icicle string lights. Momma bear will take care of you.”

Download images of contest winners here.


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