This edible Christmas tree uses a spiderman body as its base inside because it has flexible limbs to allow for candy distribution. This was part of a 2004 candy window.
6 ‘sweetly’ decorated windows grace downtown Provo at Christmas
Kathryn Allen, director of the Provo Arts Council, had an annual tradition of taking her children to ZCMI in Salt Lake City to see their magical candy windows.
“When they stopped doing the windows, I knew immediately that we had to create candy windows and bring people to Provo to see them,” Kathryn says.
Her vision of sugarplums (and other sweets) came true in 2001 and every Christmas since then, as volunteers create theme-based displays with thousands of dollars of candy.
This year’s theme? Children’s Christmas books.
This candy-made woman was displayed in the window of the Osaka Japanese Restaurant in downtown Provo.
The Provo Arts Council gives each volunteer a budget for candy to design their edible window display based on a theme. Prizes are awarded to the best windows each year.
2005 Candy Windows in Downtown Provo
“Crispin: The Pig Who Had It All”
Osaka Japanese Restaurant
Bill and Raelyn Webster
“The Polar Express”
Rex and Pauline Brailsford
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
Shannon and Jessie Christensen
“A Piggie Christmas”
“The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus”
Amanda Bright, Jenny Nielson
Candy window unveiling:
Monday, Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.