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Thanks for playing Window Wonderland 2023!

🎉 Congratulations to all the winners! 🎉

List of winners in the accordions below.
Prizes can be picked up at the FXBG Visitor Center at 706 Caroline Street. We are open daily from 9am to 4pm.
Please bring an ID to pick up your prize.
Additional questions, please call us at 540-373-1776

Grand Prize Winners

Downtown Gift Card Winners:

$1,000.00—Stephanie Whiting
$500.00—–Annie Berkholder
$300.00—–Jeff Hoback
$100.00—–The Krob Family

Prize Winners

1 Night Stay
Courtyard by Marriott—Jeff Howard
$74.00
Wine and Design———-Roslyn Latorre

$50.00
Beck’s Antiques—-Rick Henderson
Bella Hair————Danielle Ross
Benny Vitali’s——Robert Clements
Better4You Juices—Dorothy Woodward
Capital Ale House—-Karen Trahan
Crown Jewelers—Allen & Kelly Schmidt
Gemstone Creations-Laura Santos
Gifted Boutique——Diana Yearsley
Latitude Fair Trade—-Mike Gensler
Lady Legacy————Sarah Flippon
Made In Virginia——Erin Myers
Manarc—————–Charles Lloyd
Monkee’s————–Carrie Verbosky
Oldies but Goodies—Carter Chewing
Peacaloo—————Cheryl Olbert
R&R Antiques———Ryan Harkins
Sammy T’s————-Butch Bennett
Southern Accents—-Lisa Mitchell
Sophia Street Studio-Tracey Edwards
Sugar + Spruce———Gretchen Kramer
Taste Oil Vinegar Oil—Sally Johnson
The Card Cellar——Haylie
The Colonial Tavern—Barry Jucha
Ulman’s Jewelry—–Joseph Szalejko
Whitby’s—————Susan Morgan
Whittingham———Susan Schubel
Wren & Sparrow—-Donna McGee

$25.00
Art First Gallery———-Bonnie Myers
Artful Dimensions——-Patrick Olivarez
Blue Shark Antiques—-Angela Smith & Family
Brush Stokes————-James Willards
Collage Market———-Kendra Choi
Duly Noted—————Molly Bowes
Duly Noted—————Susan Bodnar
Global Threadz———-Chuck Crum
Italian Station———-Jim Gorecki
Jabberwocky————Magilly Foley
Kimman’s Co. ———-Joe Palazzolo
Pieces———————Steve D’Andrea
Ponshop—————–Denise Hardy
Rebillion Bourbon Bar—Jennifer Seal
Southern Bagel———-Joseph Gudylea
The Re-Run Shoppe—Mary Schultz
Water’s End Brewery-Barry Titus
Water’s End Brewery-Bill McSpadden
Willow——————Rebekah Eaton

$20.00
25-30 Espresso———–Michelle Patrick
Fredericksburg Jeweler—George March
Fredericksburg Jeweler—Kurt Kral
Orofino——————William Taylor and Family

Prizes
Bangs & Boujee Salon——-Products + $50.00 Gift Card
Susan Lafayette
Blue Sage———————Candle—Rachel Thomas
C &F Bank——————Gift Basket—Norah Sutton
City Vino Wine+$25.00——-Dianna Sloat
Dragonfly Yoga Studio—5 Classes–$85.00—-Lily Tipling
Fraser Wood Element ——–Jana Bertke-Tsai
Fraser Wood Element———-Julie Rhoads
Fraser Wood Element————Lisa Cockerham
Libertytown Arts——-Gift Bag +$25.00—Jason Via
George Washington Commission–Gift Basket—Lisa Satterwhite
POUR————————Candle—Emily Miller
Rex Rappahannock——-Gift Basket—Claire Gardiner
River Rock Outfitter—–$25.00 + Cup—Sean Perts

 

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⚠️ All the disclaimers that we have to list:
*Only one entry per person please.
*Photo copies of completed entry forms will not be accepted.
*To win the $1000 downtown gift card prize all riddle answers must be correct.
*Forms that are not completed are not counted in business window voting.
Prizes are determined by random drawings.
*Winners were selected the week of January 8, 2024 and will be contacted by phone.
*Prizes must be picked up with in 60 days.
*Please bring an ID for prize pick up.

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Window Wonderland 2023 Riddles and Answers
Gifts pile up,
many are a wonder,
except for the birds…
what a messy blunder!
WHAT SONG IS THIS?
12 Days of Christmas SONG Blue Sage Massage
Change is hard,
the challenge is daunting.
To do it in one night?
That takes a haunting!
WHAT BOOK IS THIS?
A Christmas Carol BOOK Global Threadz & Thrifts
An epic quest,
a tale that’s funny.
Especially embarrassing,
was the pink bunny!
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
A Christmas Story MOVIE Gemstone Creations
A mistress meets misers
who put on a show.
The singing was nice,
but she was asking for snow!
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
A Year Without Santa Clause MOVIE Courtyard by Marriott
A countdown with candy
to ease impatient pain.
It helps the wait
that drives kids insane!
WHAT OBJECT IS THIS?
Advent Calendar OBJECT Italian Station
An ego offering,
bulging with boasts,
penned with pride,
mailed coast to coast!
WHAT IS THIS?
Annual Christmas Letter OBJECT FXBG Visitor Center
Glittering and gargantuan,
pink, tall, and wide.
Endless accessories,
including a slide!
WHAT TOY IS THIS?
Barbie’s Dream House TOY Beck’s Antiques
Daring deals,
bargains to the brink,
merchant mayhem
to counter red ink!
WHAT IS THIS?
Black Friday HOLIDAY PONSHOP
Only thirteen,
but back in the day,
this teen taught us to dance,
in a new, old-fashioned way!
WHO IS THIS?
Brenda Lee PERSON Duly Noted
Red and white,
sweet and nice,
but too short,
for a walking device!
WHAT IS THIS?
Candy Cane OBJECT Collage Spa
A man seeks glory
with decorations sublime,
a new festive flick
on Amazon Prime.
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
Candy Cane Lane MOVIE Peacaloo
Transported tunes,
a charming chore,
delivered to neighbors,
door by door.
WHAT IS THIS?
Caroling ACTIVITY Benny Vitalis
Soulful solo,
starts the show,
children skating,
falling snow.
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
Charlie Brown Christmas MOVIE Sugar + Spruce
A tree treat
that can’t be missed,
heated by the hearth
and flamed kissed!
WHAT SONG IS THIS?
Chestnuts Roasting on Open Fire SONG Latitudes Fair Trade
You could send text,
but that is vapid vapor.
Winter words
deserve pen and paper!
WHAT ARE THESE?
Christmas Cards OBJECT Bangs & Boujee Salon
A sobby story,
too sad to bear:
Empty wallet
and footwear!
WHAT SONG IS THIS?
Christmas Shoes SONG City Vino
Filled with fun,
a joy to behold,
dump it out…
your piggies are cold!
WHAT IS THIS?
Christmas Stocking OBJECT Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Angel above,
booty below,
bulbs and baubles,
row after row!
WHAT OBJECT IS THIS?
Christmas Tree OBJECT Jabberwocky Books
A bevy of buying
on digital turf,
gifts galore
as you surf!
WHAT DAY IS THIS?
Cyber Monday HOLIDAY Bella Hair
Be jubilant and joyous,
see to the scenery,
fill the walls
with prickly greenery!
WHAT SONG IS THIS?
Deck The Halls SONG Maggie’s
Delicious dairy,
yokes and brandy,
sugar and spice,
tasty….like candy!
WHAT IS THIS?
Eggnog OBJECT Art First Gallery
Have you been bad?
Does your reputation stink?
No place to hide
from Santa’s little fink!
WHO IS THIS?
Elf on the Shelf PERSON Brush Strokes Gallery
Aluminum powder,
screen of glass,
twisted knobs,
makes art fast!
WHAT TOY IS THIS?
Etch-A-Sketch TOY Blue Shark Antiques
Frozen balls of fun,
top hat but no pants.
He will sing and dance
if given half a chance!
WHO IS THIS?
Frosty The Snowman PERSON Shops at Caroline
Colorful concoction,
nuts, berries, booze.
Calculate the calories?
Each slice is bad news!
WHAT IS THIS?
Fruit Cake OBJECT Oldies but Goodies Antiques
Baked building blocks,
frosting by the load,
tantalize your tongue
with this sugary abode!
WHAT IS THIS?
Gingerbread House OBJECT Made in VA Store
In bitter winter,
a monarch had a chore.
Harrowing holy duty:
Giving alms to the poor.
WHAT SONG IS THIS?
Good King Wenceslas SONG Artful Dimensions
Light the candles,
the spirit lifts.
Children chuckle
with eight days of gifts!
WHAT IS THIS?
Hanukkah HOLIDAY Crown Jewelers
Forgotten but fearless,
this lad can cope,
thwarting thieves
and destroying their hope!
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
Home Alone MOVIE C&F Bank
Rocket fast racers,
the thrills stack,
gravity is great,
on a plastic track!
WHAT TOY IS THIS?
Hot Wheels TOY Ristorante Renato
Bitter burglar,
confused and shaken.
He learns that love
cannot be taken!
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
How the Grinch Stole Christmas MOVIE LiberyTown Arts
He was set
for adventure and travel,
but without him,
the town would unravel!
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
It’s A Wonderful Life MOVIE Rebellion
The singer’s stocking is short,
the smallest in the row.
What will be their booty?
This song begs to know.
WHAT IS THIS SONG?
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas SONG Willow
Holiday Horror,
terror complete.
Grim German gent
has got hooved feet!
WHO IS THIS?
Krampus PERSON River Rock Outfitter
Red, black, green,
burning candle wicks.
A tradition began
back in sixty-six.
WHAT IS THIS
Kwanzaa HOLIDAY Kimman’s Co
Bright, bumpy brick,
what fun it brings,
when you are building
endless things!
WHAT IS THIS TOY?
Lego TOY Orofino Restaurant
Floating fortunes.
Spooky sphere.
Disagree?
Shake to clear!
WHAT TOY IS THIS?
Magic Eight Ball TOY Whittingham
A toy that tops
Aladdin’s list.
A prize arises
from the mist!
WHAT TOY IS THIS?
Magic Mixies Magic Lamp TOY Fraser Wood Elements
Beneath it, you may find
affection and delight.
But did you know this
plant was a parasite?
WHAT IS THIS?
Mistletoe OBJECT Sophia St Studios (may also list Sara Gray Designs)
Terrific tuber,
blank face,
until you put it
into place!
WHAT TOY IS THIS?
Mr. Potato Head TOY Pig Pitt
Adventurous adolescents,
The Nineties knew them well.
These heroes have returned
with weapons in their shell!
WHAT TOY ARE THESE?
Mutant Ninja Turtles TOY MANARC
A puff of air
sends foam flying.
Painless pandemonium,
and nobody’s crying!
WHAT TOY IS THIS?
Nerf Gun TOY ReRun Shoppe
Bad habits bind,
like an iron fetter.
You vow to vanquish,
and become better!
WHAT ARE THESE?
New Year’s Resolutions OBJECT POUR by Fifth Scent
Wooden and wonderful,
he wins applause,
by providing treats
with powerful jaws!
WHAT IS THIS?
Nutcracker MOVIE R&R Antiques
In a humble hamlet,
darkness met a light.
Dread and dreams
resolved upon this night.
WHAT SONG IS THIS?
Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem SONG Curitiba Art Cafe
Santa meets a monster
big, green, and vile.
Bugs in burlap…
what a nasty pile!
WHO IS THIS?
Oogie Boogie
(Nightmare Before Christmas)
PERSON Capital Ale House
Multicolored mush,
in cans is sold.
You make magic
for hands to hold!
WHAT TOY IS THIS?
Play-Doh TOY Card Cellar
Laughed at and lonely,
life was unpleasant.
Until there was a need
for a snout so incandescent.
WHO IS THIS?
Rudolph PERSON Southen Accents
Generous and gentle,
he had a special spunk,
and so, we remember,
this third-century monk!
WHO IS THIS?
Saint Nicholas PERSON Ulman’s Jewelry
Sidewalk sound
of coins clinking,
hear the bell,
see Santa winking!
WHAT IS THIS?
Salvation Army Bucket OBJECT Monkee’s
A red-headed youth
causes a shift,
and wins the warlock
by giving a gift!
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town MOVIE Abner B’s
Fast and fun,
what joy it makes.
Simply add
a hill and flakes!
WHAT IS THIS
Sled OBJECT Taste Oil Vinegar Spice
This metal marvel
what wonder it shares.
Creative and coiled,
and walking down stairs!
WHAT TOY IS THIS?
Slinky TOY PiecesFXBG
Cold war waged
with the friends you have chosen.
Soon, you are laughing
with fingers that are frozen!
WHAT IS THIS?
Snowball Fight ACTIVITY Wren & Sparrow
Plastic gears,
colored pens,
art starts
and never ends!
WHAT TOY IS THIS?
Spirograph TOY Rocking Horse Gallery
This tradition traveled,
early or late,
until F.D.R.
nailed down the date!
WHAT IS THIS?
Thanksgiving HOLIDAY Sammy T’s
Haberdasher’s horror,
gaudy garment at its peak,
funky, freaking, and funny,
and oddly….quite chic!
WHAT IS THIS?
Ugly Christmas Sweater OBJECT Lady Legacy
A trough became a throne,
much praise did it elicit,
especially from nobility,
who dropped in for a visit.
WHAT SONG IS THIS?
We Three Kings SONG Ferdericksburg Jeweler
War buddies woo
the sisters two.
They have what it takes,
while waiting for flakes!
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
White Christmas MOVIE Richard Johnston Inn
Crackling comfort,
and sparks of course.
The flame of family:
A tradition of the Norse!
WHAT IS THIS?
Yule Log OBJECT Gifted Boutique
Dreary December
of sixty-two,
no holiday green
just gray and blue.
FREDERICKSBURG HISTORY MYSTERY
WHAT WAS THIS?
Battle of Fredericksburg EVENT Whitby’s
Kids and clubs,
stomp happily by,
music fills the street,
spirits will fly!
WHAT IS THIS?
Christmas Parade EVENT Southern Bagel & Provisoins
On the naughty list?
Claus can be cruel,
a rascal’s reward
is always carbon fuel!
WHAT IS THIS?
Coal OBJECT Waters End
Earnest but awkward,
smile and repeat:
Santa’s little helpers
don’t measure six feet!
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
Elf MOVIE Wine & Design
Shopping in the ‘Burg?
Lots of stores and fun,
Back in 1749
the choice was only one!
NAME THAT STORE
FREDERICKSBURG HISTORY MYSTERY
Fielding Lewis Store PLACE Colonial Tavern
Greed compounded,
the road ahead grim,
grave is the outcome
according to him!
WHO IS THIS?
Ghost of Christmas Future PERSON George Washington Regional Commission
Lug the ladder,
toil ‘till tired,
show the glow,
now you are wired!
WHAT IS THIS?
Hanging Christmas Lights ACTIVITY 20 30 Espresso
Many winters past
an attorney astute,
was a barrister in the ‘Burg,
and president to boot!
WHO WAS THIS?
FREDERICKSBURG HISTORY MYSTERY
James Madison PERSON Better 4You Juices
Her gift was a general,
unlike any other,
father to a movement,
from this local mother!
WHO WAS THIS?
FREDERICKSBURG HISTORY MYSTERY
MARY WASHINGTON PERSON Rex Rappahannock
Santa is real,
his gifts are first-rate,
an unbelieving girl
scores real estate!
WHAT MOVIE IS THIS?
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET MOVIE Castiglia’s

Mark your calendar for Window Wonderland 2024!

Saturday, November 9 – Tuesday, December 31, 2024.