Help us make Ely’s Window Wanderland even bigger and better this October!
Last year, 140 households and businesses across Ely created stunning illuminated window displays as part of the City’s first Window Wanderland event. We're delighted to launch Ely's second Window Wanderland and hope to have even more Ely residents and businesses take part!
Have a look at last years amazing creations here for inspiration.
What is Window Wanderland?
Window Wanderland is a fun family-friendly event where communities create illuminated displays in windows. You can use the street-facing windows of your home, business, school, nursery, car, shop, or even your door, or front garden. A map showing the locations of illuminated window displays is then created to form an after-dark walking trail and community event, transforming local streets into galleries.
Successful Window Wanderland events have been organised by community groups across the UK since 2015, when the first event was held in Bristol. Ely’s Window Wanderland is being organised and promoted for the second year by two of the city’s arts organisations, The Stained Glass Museum and Babylon ARTS.
When is it?
Ely’s second Window Wanderland will take place over the evenings of Friday 22 and Sunday 24 October. Everyone is encouraged to get involved by illuminate their street-facing windows between 6pm and 9pm, creating an after-dark walking trail of glowing windows.
How to get involved
Taking part is FREE and everyone is welcome. We would especially encourage resident families, local businesses, and community groups such as guides, brownies, scouts, to take part by creating an illuminated window display for this special event.
If you’re planning on transforming a window for Ely Window Wanderland please sign up on our Window Wanderland event page so that we can map participants on our website and create a local trail. Then get planning your window display! If you have any questions please refer them to: Elywindowwanderland@gmail.com
Looking for Inspiration?
If you’re wondering what to make, it can be as simple or as spectacular as you like, as long as it’s family friendly. You can use carefully-crafted tissue paper or tracing paper images, make a sign, handprints, use your recycling materials, or a projector. The best displays can be the simplest!
Take a look at last years amazing Ely creations here for inspiration or visit the national Window Wanderland website for window displays from around the world.