Friday, 2 December 2011
In a pear tree
For the sixth year running, Saltaire is sharing its Living Advent Calendar in the run up to Christmas - 24 windows around the village, illuminated with festive scenes. Every day from 1st to 24th December a new scene is 'opened' at dusk and those so inclined can follow the trail around the village, discovering the wonderfully creative interpretations that our inventive residents put together. This is the first one, on Titus Street.
Regular readers of my blog will remember me featuring some of the windows in previous years. I think it's a wonderful 'new tradition'. It certainly brings me a lot of pleasure as I'm sure it does others too. It's even featured on The Guardian website already this year.
There are two associated celebrations: this Saturday 3rd there is an event (featuring Hall Royd Brass Band) at the Victoria Hall at 6.30pm to mark the switching-on of the Christmas lights. Later, on Christmas Eve at 7pm, there is carol singing round the village, following the Advent Trail. No excuse not to get into the festive mood!