Window Wanderland set to light up Chandos Road and Bishopston

December 19 2017

A COMMUNITY window display event is set to return to Redland and Bishopston, and residents and businesses are being encouraged to get involved.

A COMMUNITY window display event is set to return to Redland and Bishopston, and residents and businesses are being encouraged to get involved.

Created by Bishopston resident Lucy Reeves Khan in 2015, Window Wanderland came from an idea she had to brighten up the dark nights in the depth of winter and bring a smile to people’s faces. Since then, the idea has spread across the UK as well as to Canada, and the illuminated window display trail is returning to our area this February.

Window Wanderland will take place around Chandos Road (including Hampton Road, Woodland Road, Redland Road and Kensington Road) on Saturday 3 and  Sunday 4 February from 6pm to 9pm and in Bishopston on Saturday 24, Sunday 25 and Monday 26 February from 5:30pm – 9pm.  

Anyone living in and around these areas can be part of Window Wanderland, which is a free and completely inclusive event. In terms of ideas for displays, anything goes as long as they are family-friendly. Organisers are keen to encourage as many residents as possible to participate  in the trail by emphasising that a display can be quite simple – perhaps just a few lights, a favourite book or toys in the window or front garden, but for those residents that feel more creative, the opportunities are endless! 

Residents who wish to be part of the event need to have their displays in place and lit up before the start time each day, then all that’s left to do is to wrap up warmly and wander round the area to enjoy the magic. Visitors from outside the area are very welcome to come and marvel at the displays too.

One of the Redland event organisers, Catrin Jones, commented: "This is our third Window Wanderland and we’d like this to be our biggest yet. It’s such a fun event that everyone can get involved with either by designing a window or venturing out to see the displays. 

“You don’t need to be a talented artist, just make a display in your window or garden for neighbours to enjoy. The atmosphere on the night is so friendly and it’s marvellous to see houses lit up in so many different ways.”

Residents and businesses are encouraged to add their details so that their location is included on the official map of the event. To find out more, visit www.windowwanderland.com