Shoppers cast their votes and determined the winners in the Faribault Downtown Merchants Window Decorating contest Thursday night.  Over 20 businesses participated and had ballot boxes inside their store where people could drop their ballots.  First place went to Studio 14, Second place to Dufours Cleaners and Third place to Erickson's Furniture.  The contest was part of the Downtown Holiday Stroll which included a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus who road into town with Mayor John Jasinski on a Faribault fire truck.  The Main Street organization notes there will more special events over the next couple weeks of holiday shopping in Faribault.  This Saturday Santa and one of his elves will be at the Village Theatre and there will be carolers downtown and more.  Saturday, December 13 Santa is scheduled to be at the Paradise Center For the Arts and again will be joined by an elf and last minute shoppers will enjoy more festivities in Faribault on December 20.  The downtown Faribault merchants want to thank all those who voted in the window decorating contest.