MercerMe and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council are excited to announce our holiday art-local / shop-local initiative, “Winter Windows!” We’re celebrating the nearly 70 life-sized oxen that captivated the community this fall while supporting our local Hopewell Valley businesses that helped make this fall’s oxen “Stampede” such a success.

Each participating business is artistically decorating its shop window in an oxen theme and will be featured on MercerMe’s Winter Window page at

Vote for your favorite decorated art installations celebrating this year’s oxen stampede on a scale from 1 to 10.  Please consider overall creativity, use of the theme and holiday spirit when voting!  After each vote, you have a chance to share your vote on Facebook or Twitter.

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The three top rated windows, after the stoke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, will be rewarded with free MercerMe advertising to help get the word out about those local businesses, so make sure you support your favorites.

Be sure to tag everything, including your own photos of the shopping, with the events hashtag #HVWinterWindows. And make sure you come back often to see which additional businesses have joined us!

Don’t forget to shop local where you see the oxen in the window!

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