Advent Calendar Trail

Advent Calendar Trail

This is the first year that an Advent Calendar trail is to be held in Wroughton.  If successful, it could become an annual event.

  1. Register

Please register to participate in the event by 16th November 2018 if you meet the criteria in this paragraph.  Private houses and businesses may enter.  Entry is free, but we are asking for a donation of £5 from businesses.  In this first year we are restricting the trail to within easy walking distance of the Ellendune Shopping Centre.  Houses and businesses must have a window that faces onto a well-lit street with a pavement/footpath.  The windows will need to be lit from the date you are assigned in December until 1st January.

  1. The windows

The theme for the window decorations is anything seasonal – general wintery (including local landmarks), religious, seasonal non-religious (e.g. Father Christmas, TV etc).  Some examples are in the photos in this leaflet.  Windows must be lit so that the decorations can be seen from outside during darkness.  Also bear in mind the protection of your privacy in the design.

  1. The event logistics

Business windows will be lit from the 1st December until 1st January.  After that a new window will be lit every day until 24th December.  All windows will be lit between the hours of 16.00 and 22.00.  If there are more than 24 private entries, then the extras will be lit from 1st December on a first come, first served basis.  If you would prefer to start on a specific date, inform us when you register.

Maps of the trail will be on sale from Monday 26th November for £2 from Coventry Farm shop, McColls and the Church Hall.  A slip will be attached to the map so that participants can vote for their favourite entry.  Money raised will be split between Vision 4 Wroughton, who is the organiser of the event, and a charity chosen by the winner of the most popular entry.

The aim is for the route taking in most or all of the windows to be suitable for wheelchairs, but it will be up to individuals to use their own discretion in deciding if a path is suitable.

Please click here to download the leaflet