Could you offer support to run Window Wanderland?

June 26 2015

WONDROUSLY dressed windows and gardens will be returning to our streets early next year, in a bid to tackle the winter blues.

WONDROUSLY dressed windows and gardens will be returning to our streets early next year, in a bid to tackle the winter blues.

But organiser Lucy Reeves says that local support is essential in order to make the Window Wanderland event happen again.

The trail is earmarked for January 30-31 2016.

Over 200 residents decorated their front windows, with thousands of locals taking to the streets to enjoy the inaugural trail, held in February this year.

Lucy, a Bishopston mum of two, came up with the idea to raise spirits during a time which is often deemed as the most depressing part of year.

“Local feedback for the event was so positive that we’ve earmarked January 30 and 31 for another Window Wanderland but we need help to make it happen,” said Lucy. “There are loads of ways local people and businesses can get involved, from covering costs, lending expertise or offering to spare some time to help administer the event.”

Lucy and her team will be contacting Bristol businesses over the coming weeks, encouraging them to support this year’s event.

Bishopston traders may also consider remaining open late on January 30 to take advantage of the evening’s wanderers.

Lucy welcomes any ideas.

According to Lucy, Gloucester Road’s Boston Tea Party enjoyed one of its busiest evenings last year, and people were queuing down the road outside the popular Bishopston Fish Bar.

She added: “I would love this to become a regular fixture in the north Bristol calendar – it is a joyful event, full of fun and wonder that all generations can participate in and enjoy.

“I am looking forward to speaking to people over the coming weeks to secure support and to make next year’s event happen.”

If you would like to contribute to Window Wanderland 2016, contact Lucy Reeves at: windowwanderland@gmail.com