Ely's fourth Window Wanderland takes place 3 - 5 November 2023, 5pm - 9pm. Explore illuminated window displays in your local community as part of Ely Window Wanderland 2023!
If you have made a window display please register on our Window Wanderland event page to feature on the map.
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 event is being organized and promoted by two of the city’s arts organisations, The Stained Glass Museum and Babylon ARTS, and a fantastic team of community volunteers
Thank you to the City of Ely Council for their generous grant in support of this annual event.
When is it?
Ely’s 2023 Window Wanderland takes place Friday 3 - Sunday 5 November 2023. Everyone is encouraged to get involved by illuminate their street-facing windows between 5pm 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[at]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.
For tips go to Window Wanderland website.
The best displays can be the simplest. For ideas and inspiration go to the Window Wanderland website
Previous Window Wanderland events in Ely
● 2020 Ely Window Wanderland
● 2021 Ely Window Wanderland
● 2022 Ely Window Wanderland
The organisers and participants of Ely Window Wanderland cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any member of the public visiting any of the Window Wanderland displays. Visitors should be alert to the variety of every day hazards, and visit at their own risk. Please supervise children carefully.
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