Let it Glow, Kato! Window Display Contest Coming Back to the City Center

    October 20th, 2021

    MANKATO, Minn.  – This holiday season, the City Center Partnership is sponsoring the second annual Let It Glow, Kato! Window Display Contest. All City Center businesses, from retail to hospitality to professional services and more, are encouraged to decorate their windows with festive holiday displays for all to enjoy.

    The competition will include People’s Choice for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place with cash prizes ranging from $250 to $1,000 and a coveted 1st place trophy. Online voting will start with the Kato Local promotion on Friday, November 19 and go through midnight, Sunday, December 26.

    Anna Thill, president at Visit Mankato, shared that, “The first Let It Glow, Kato! competition was such a fun part of the holidays last year for our residents, visitors and businesses. It was an easy way to add some cheer and bring some needed attention to our businesses in the City Center. We are excited to see it grow even bigger this year.”

    The City Center Partnership is recruiting businesses now. They can register online until Friday, November 12. Mini grants in the form of $100 Visa gift cards are available to help offset the cost of buying new decorations on a first come, first served basis.

    More information can be found at citycentermankato.com/let-it-glow.


    About City Center Partnership

    City Center Partnership, a downtown development organization, is a business unit of Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. (GMG) which includes the chamber of commerce and economic development organization, Greater Mankato Growth, the local convention and visitor’s bureau, Visit Mankato and GreenSeam, which utilizes agriculture to build on the region’s extensive agribusiness assets to develop ag economy. Learn more at citycentermankato.com