Become a Windowmaker

Your area is putting on a Window Wanderland and you want to take part? Wanderful! Welcome aboard.

  • Taking part is FREE and everyone is welcome.
  • You can use the windows of your flat, house, business, school, nursery, car, camper van, shop…
  • It doesn’t even have to windows, you can also use your front door, the front of your house, your front garden…

Wondering what to make?

Simple or spectacular… anything goes… as long as it’s family friendly!

Some window inspiration:

  • Candles, fairylights, an ironing board, teacups, toys, a line of your favourite books.
  • Carefully crafted tissue page images, a sign, your kids handprints, your recycling.
  • A dance or drama performance, projections, live music (just ask the neighbours first!)

Once you sign up to make a window you get access to our ‘Display Ideas’ gallery, with categories including ‘Easier windows’ and even ‘Interactive’ to inspire you….

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Maker FAQs

How do I sign up?

Go to the info@apgcic.uk find your area and sign up to take part there. You will get a confirmation email from your local organiser.

Will it cost me money?

No this is a feel good event that should form part of your season decorating for Christmas

How do I make a display?

Anything goes, as long as it is child-friendly! But you should be more inspired by theme of Christmas

I am not an artist, what should I do?

See above. There are no expectations or judgement, so just have a go and leave your curtains open! A ‘display’ can be fairy lights – or your favourite book, a photograph of someone important to you. like a memory window

Where can I find inspiration?

Visit our google or pininterest or social media feeds for inspiration

Can I make a display and go out on the trail?

Yes. We hope you do!

Is there a theme?

Everything Christmas.

I live high up in a flat, can I still join in?

Absolutely, in fact higher up windows are easier to view from the street.

Are there any ‘rules’?

NO, but there are a couple of guidelines:

  • It’s not all about windows – you can use gardens, cars, campervans…
  • Make sure your display is safety conscious and child-friendly.
  • Music can be a fab addition — but make sure you neighbours don’t mind.

Help, I ran out of time!?

Remember this is not supposed to be stressful. If you don’t make anything, open your curtains anyway and add a sign saying ‘Ran out of time’. No one will mind!

How do I address my neighbour’s concerns?

Ask them to read this website, especially these FAQs.

Do I have to give my address — can’t I just do a display on the night?

You can, but without your address on the map, people won’t know to come and see your window. By signing up you are helping your organiser to gauge interest too.

If I sign up will I get marketing emails forever more?

No, your email will be used to talk to you about your Window , nothing else.

I am having technical issues!

Contact us using the button on your contact page. They should be able to help.

Will anyone come into my house?

No, this is an outdoor trail.

Will people be able to see inside my house?

This is up to you and the type of display you put on, but make sure you cover anything you don’t want people to see. but we don’t recommend it

Will Window Wonderland bring people from outside my area to my street?

In our experience, people do invite their family and friends to share in this happy event, show off their display and feel proud of their community.

Will it be noisy and crowded?

The aim is to achieve a sense of community and togetherness, so your street may be noisier and more crowded than usual for a couple of hours. Some people feel the streets are much safer when there are families and groups wandering about.

What if someone slips or trips in my garden?

Window Wonderland is not liable for safety on the night. You are responsible for your own garden, so use precautions such as lights if there are steps or dangers. Any external lights must be suitable for use outdoors. If you use temporary structures, please ensure they are secure. But we do not encourage people to enter on to anybodies property its is advised all viewing is from the public path

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