Downtown Syracuse 'Window Wonderland' winners announced

More than 2,100 people cast their votes on the best holiday window display in downtown Syracuse. Soup R Salads took first place (CNYCentral Photo).

The people have spoken and chosen their favorite holiday displays in downtown Syracuse.

The Downtown Committee of Syracuse announced the winners of its third annual window decorating contest Wednesday. Organizers say a record 2,128 votes were cast for their favorite display.

Soup R Salads on Warren St. won the top prize of $500. The shop's display featured the Grinch riding a sleigh.

Pastabilities' "Gnome for the Holidays" display took second place and $250.

The Changing Room defended its third-place title from 2017. This year, the display featured mannequins, Thelma and Louise, and earned the store $100.

According to a news release from the committee, contest votes increased nearly 33 percent from 2017.

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