Celebrating the festive period in Ringwood – home of Vantage Accounting

Celebrating the festive period in Ringwood – home of Vantage Accounting

By Published On: 7 December 2021Categories: News, Small Business Owner, Social

Here at Vantage we’re lucky enough to work in some beautiful areas, including Ringwood, Totton and Winchester. There’s nothing we enjoy more than getting out into our local communities to see what’s going on, and meet other small business owners. With the festive period well and truly upon us it’s so lovely to take a wander through the town, and see so many businesses thriving, especially after the year we’ve all had.

In this blog we’re going to take you on our festive wander through the historic town of Ringwood, to showcase some of the other local businesses, what products and services they offer, and how they’re getting in the festive mood!

Ringwood’s best Christmas display

This year Ringwood town’s local businesses have been busy, decorating their windows in preparation for the annual best Christmas display. Competition is fierce, and with a total of 30 community organisations, businesses and shops entering, it’s the biggest one yet. To ensure you don’t miss any of the fabulous displays, the Ringwood Winter Wanderland facebook page has provided a handy downloadable map , or if you don’t have a printer you can pick one up from Ringwood Gateway.

Take a ‘wanderful’ walk with us through Ringwood

We began our walk at Kimbers Carpets and really enjoyed their traditional Victorian Christmas town window display, complete with a bakery, pub and local shop. If you’re doing the walk with children, get them to see if they can spot their name on the ‘good list’ that Father Christmas is holding. For bonus points you may see something in Kimber’s display that shouldn’t be there, do let us know if you spot it!


Next up is Nudo, the bespoke florist and event planner which sits opposite Kimbers. As event styling and making beautiful creations is their forte, it’s no surprise that their window display is quite spectacular. With a beautiful pink piano, shimmering trees and retro ride-ons, there’s something for everyone.

If Christmas baking is your thing a stop-off at Love Cake is an absolute must. As well as selling all the baking equipment you’ll ever need, they specialise in bespoke celebration and wedding cakes, cupcakes, brownies, meringues and iced cookies made to order. This year’s window display is quite spectacular, with a 5 tier cake covered in Christmas themed decorations.

Who doesn’t love getting their home ready for the festive season? And if you’re on the lookout for some beautiful decorations and homeware, then look no further than The Lighthouse Cookshop. From unique kitchenware, baking and cooking essentials, to stunning gifts to give to your nearest and dearest this festive period, they have something for everyone. With a beautiful window display showcasing some of their stock, it’s well worth a stop-off on your festive walk around Ringwood to pick up some goodies.

By now you’ll probably be in need of a refreshment, and what’s better than a refuel at Jacqueline’s Tea Rooms & Gifts? Whilst enjoying your well earnt rest be sure to check out their window display, where the naughty elves have descended to cause havoc.

If you or your little ones enjoy steam trains, than Martin & Co’s window is a must-see. With a ferris wheel, light up trees, a working train, and even a ski lift, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped straight into a winter wonderland. Martin & Co are an award winning letting and estate agent, and are always active in supporting the local community. Their window display is certainly worth a look on your way around town.

If you’re on the lookout for something sparkly this Christmas, then be sure to stop off at Allum & Sidaway, the family run jewellers. As previous winners of the best dressed festive window they know how to catch your eye, and this year is no different. With a beautiful festive garland complete with baubles outlining the shops windows, it’ll get you into the festive spirit in no time.

Whilst you’re in town it’s certainly worth a wander through the Furlong Centre. The mini lit up Christmas trees above each shop are so festive, and there’s plenty of fantastic shops, all getting into the magic of the season.

How to vote for your favourite window display

You’re able to vote for your top favourite three online no later than 11am on December 20th.

Ringwood during the festive period

Ringwood has really outdone themselves this year, and it’s hard not to leave the town centre without being in the festive mood. From the amazing window displays (of which they are many more, but sadly we couldn’t get round them all!), to the seasonal product offerings that’ll probably end up coming home with you, there’s something for everyone.

Here at Vantage we make it our business to know and support our fellow local businesses, be that with their payroll, tax returns or even financial advice. Our Ringwood office is situated at the end of Duck Island Lane, so why not pop in for a mince pie and a chat? We look forward to helping support your business this festive period and beyond, with our friendly, local Ringwood accounting services.

Note: All the information and advice in this blog post was correct at the time of writing.

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