A Rye Good Window Wanderland

Throughout the streets of Rye.

11‑12 Dec 2021
6pm - 9pm

Please register or sign in to make a window.


With the dark nights now drawing in, this is an illuminated, magical, whole-town walking trail, to be explored and enjoyed by the whole of the Rye community and the visitors to our town. 


A Rye Good Window Wanderland is an uplifting, family-friendly event, mental health and well-being initiative where residents, businesses and groups throughout Rye will create a display for their window, door or garden forming an illuminated walking trail. These individual windows across the town will transform our streets into dazzling galleries and the beauty of Rye’s unique community spirit will be showcased and ablaze for all to see. 


Rye’s second A Rye Good Window Wanderland will brighten the evenings of Saturday 11  & Sunday 12 December 2020 between the hours of 6pm – 9pm, with late night shopping on Saturday 11 December. 


It’s really easy to do. You can take part by either making a display or simply by coming out on the trail and seeing Rye in a whole new light.  A Rye Good Window Wanderland is open to EVERYONE. 

No matter how small or large your street facing window, door or garden, let’s brighten Rye, East Sussex with this unique and wonderful feel-good festival. Anyone can take part, regardless of age and almost anything can count as a display: from a string of fairy lights to a live band playing in your front room. As long as it is family friendly, anything goes! No fancy lights needed, just a normal room light or lamp will bring your display to life. Although there is no set theme, this year participants are encouraged to think creatively about sustainability and being eco-friendly. Perhaps you could reuse items, provoke thought through your display, or purchase recycled materials – let your creative juices flow!


Let’s set Rye alight together. We’ve all had such a surreal 18 months and many of Rye’s events and festivals have been cancelled. A Rye Good Window Wanderland is a way to bring our community together and bring light to the town.  No matter what is happening in the world, Wanderlands are self-contained and Covid-safe.

A Rye Good Window Wanderland is a free event and everyone in Rye is welcome to be part of the trail. Please register your window by Friday 26 November to ensure that you are included on the trail. 

You can make a display in the window of your home, business, school, nursery, shop, car, campervan, boat, pub, front door or even your garden.

Your display can be as simple as a string of lights, an open book with a lamp, tissue and card silhouettes or you can totally push the limits and create an installation piece, live performance or living art.  Set your imagination alight.  

All the displays are put on to a map for people to follow and local businesses, residents, groups and schools are encouraged to get involved. Once you’ve decided to take part, then simply register your display by Friday 26 November and this will create a map for the trail on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 December from 6-9 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Arabella through Contact Organiser or email: windowwanderland@aryegoodtime.com

Let’s get our community illuminated together and have #aryegoodtime at A RYE GOOD WINDOW WANDERLAND 

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