The prestigious and highly competitive Penarth Christmas Window competition has produced a split decision with new entry – the restaurant “Etc…” sharing the honours with natural beauty salon Ener-chi.
The restaurant not only has gas-fired flames leaping from the pavement with lights and baubles galore on its ground floor – but also has a parade of toytown soldiers and other Christmas characters packing its first-floor balcony overlooking Stanwell Road.
Minimalist it is is not, over-the-top it may be, but at Etc… the motto seems to be “More is… more” – and fun, it certainly is.
Meanwhile beauty salon Ener-chi has adopted a slightly more restrained approach using some elements of the winning formula which the salon adopted it when it was last a joint winner back in 2014 .
Although there are two winners, there is only one trophy, so the coveted Penarth Town Silver Cup – presented by Town Mayor Cllr Mike Cuddy – will be held by Etc… and Ener-chi for six months each .
Both will be invited to turn on the Penarth Christmas Lights in 2017 .