Window Wanderland Ely, Cambs 2021

Ely, Cambs

Took place on 22‑24 Oct 2021

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Ely’s Window Wanderland is back! 

22 – 24 October 2021


Help us make Ely’s Window Wanderland even bigger and better this October!


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.

Ely’s first Window Wanderland, held in 2020, was organised by and promoted by two of the city’s arts organisations The Stained Glass Museum and Babylon ARTS. Over 140 households and businesses took part in last year’s event and we hope even more will sign up to participate this year!


When is it?

Ely’s second Window Wanderland will take place over the evenings of Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 2021. Everyone is encouraged to get involved by illuminating their street-facing windows between 6pm and 9pm, creating an after-dark walking trail of glowing windows.

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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 create a map of participants and create a local trail.

We will make the map public on Friday 22nd at midday!


Looking for Inspiration?

If you’re wondering what to make, why not take a look at our gallery of photos from last year’s displays. Your window display 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 inspirational tips on materials go to

The best displays can be the simplest. For ideas and inspiration for window creations go to the Window Wanderland website

Then get planning your window display! If you have any questions please refer them to:

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