This year, the "Best Overall" prize goes to FINCH Hudson, 555 Warren Street. Created by luxury fashion leader Andrew Arrick (whose resume includes work for design houses Yves Saint Laurent, Celine, Carolina Herrera, and Vera Wang) and husband Michael Hofemann, FINCH Hudson's window decorations feature two festive scenes reflecting heaven and earth, with a distinctly upstate style.
The "Best Newcomer" award goes to fashion, accessories, and contemporary art retailer Mikel Hunter, who opened a second location of his Martha's Vineyard shop in Hudson last year at 533 Warren Street. Hunter's window brings rock 'n' roll to the holidays with stylishly dressed characters and a festive bow-covered motorcycle.
The judges also gave a "Special Appreciation" award to the City of Hudson in recognition of its long-time support for Winter Walk and the tireless efforts of City employees who have helped to make this beloved winter event a success for twenty-two years.
The other winners are, in order of geographical location, moving upstreet:
The Rosery, 238 Warren Street
Source Adage, 314 Warren Street
The Gilded Owl, 318 Warren Street
Most Magical (exterior and interior)
The Artisan Shop at Camphill Hudson, 360 Warren Street
Best Use of Lights
Vincent Mulford Antiques, 417-419 Warren Street
La Maison Supreme Ltd (431 Warren Street)
TK Home & Garden, 441 Warren Street
Five and Diamond Vintage, 502 Columbia Street
Best Second Story
Emma Sandall's Dancing Snowflake Projections, 521 Warren Street
Best Empty Shop
602 Warren Street
Arenskjold Antiques Art, 605 Warren Street
The Bee's Knees, 725 Warren Street
Todd Farrell's Car Care Center
Photos accompanying this post are by JD Urban