Calling all Ely residents to take part in the first Window Wanderland!

Calling all Ely residents to take part in the first Window Wanderland!

Calling all Residents of Ely – have fun by making an illuminated window display in your home as part of Ely’s first Window Wanderland…


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 first Window Wanderland is being organized and promoted by two of the city’s arts organisations, The Stained Glass Museum and Babylon ARTS. 


When is it?

Ely’s first window Wanderland will take place over the evenings of Friday 23 and Saturday 24 October. Everyone is encouraged to get involved by illuminate their street-facing windows between 5.30pm and 8.30pm, 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:

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.

For tips go to the national Window Wanderland website.


The best displays can be the simplest. For ideas and inspiration go to the Window Wanderland website.


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