deck the windows

Take a stroll through 2nd Street District, discover fairytale-inspired window displays

Take a stroll along 2nd Street and you'll find yourself in another world — a world where Little Red Riding Hood, Repunzel, and the Little Mermaid exist.

The Downtown Austin Alliance, 2nd Street District, and Silicon Labs can be thanked for this temporary fairytale adventure. They summoned students from The University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, and St. Edward's University to submit elaborate holiday window designs in order to compete for $8,000 in scholarship money.  

The displays, inspired by scenes from classic children's books and fairytales like Pinnochio, Jumanji and Peter Pan, will be on display through January 2, 2013.

The winners were picked through an online voting system.

The first place winners were Devon Brownlow and Skyler McIntosh for the Little Red Riding Hood display. The Invocation of Spring by Lori Navarrette came in second.


Snow White by Andrew Hatcher

Peter Pan by Rachel Atkinson

Princess and the Pea by Lara N. Hincapie 

Jumanji by Alyssa Dillard

Alice in Wonderland | Devon Brownlow and Skyler McIntosh

Peter Pan by Rachel Atkinson

First Place Winner: Little Red Riding Hood by Devon Brownlow and Skyler McIntosh

Rapunzel by Lara Hincapie

Goldilocks by Patrick Crossland and Erin Kinkade

Pinnochio by Dawn Wittke and Stephani Busing