Magic! Window Wanderland set to return for second year

November 26 2018
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Portishead residents can expect the return of wondrously dressed and brightly lit windows next February as Window Wanderland is set to go ahead for another year.

Following the success of last year’s first Window Wanderland in Portishead, the event will take place on February 9-10.

The community event, which was originally founded in Bishopston in 2015 by Lucy Reeves Khan, has already attracted almost 500 participants to the ‘Portishead Window Wanderland 2019’ Facebook event with about 20 homes and local businesses signed up to take part.

The local initiative is being organised by resident Karen Haynes who is encouraging local people, schools and businesses to open their curtains and create window displays to amuse, entertain, and enthral.

Together these windows will form a wonderful winter walking trail, aimed to raise spirits in the darkest part of winter and get local people walking their streets.

“I’m very pleased and delighted to be organising this event again in Portishead for year two,” said Karen. “Following the success of the first event earlier this year, I’m hoping that communities across the whole of Portishead will get behind creating another fantastic local community event.

“It’s great to see the buzz is building already and the event is taking shape – it’s time to get our thinking caps on!”

St Peter’s School, Flagship Boutique and the Lifeboat Station have signed up and Quay Marinas has confirmed that the front of Hall and Woodhouse can be used for a VW display, where vans will be decorated for wanderers to see.

The event has received sponsorship from Purple Bricks, Flagship Boutique, The Butchers Block and Hall and Woodhouse. Printed maps will also be available locally the week before the event.

The event is also supporting local air ambulances: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/HWPortishead-8aac. To sign up, visit www.windowwanderland.com/area/portishead/ and sign-up to making an event.