On Display for the Holidays | A Design Workshop at Industry City

The season is here for magical holiday window displays that brighten up any street! What would you display in a storefront during the holidays? In this hands-on workshop for ages 5–12, participants will explore the basic principles and elements of design to create a festive and fun retail window display for an imaginary client. From color contrast to form and placement, we’ll take you through the ins-and-outs of making a display that stands out from the crowd this holiday season.


Session 1: 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Session 2: 2:00–3:30 p.m.


  • Location: This free program will take place in person at Industry City in Building 5. Enter through Innovation Alley, and refer to onsite signage for exact location upon arrival. Seating and tables will be available for participants. Read more about visiting Industry City.
  • What to Expect: This intergenerational, beginner program is designed for children ages 5-12 with their caregivers, but all are welcome to join. Facilitated by a museum educator, the workshop is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not required. Participants can drop in at any time throughout the session times. All materials will be provided.
  • Accommodations: For general questions or if we can provide accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at CHEducation@si.edu or let us know when registering. Please make your accommodation request as far in advance as possible—preferably at least two weeks before the program date when possible.

Health & Safety Measures

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Special Thanks

Industry City programming made possible by Jamestown.