Totnes 2020

Took place on 31 Oct‑1 Nov 2020

This event has already taken place.

With the dark nights drawing in and during this uncertain time there is going to be an illuminated, magical, whole-town walking trail, to be explored and enjoyed this Halloween organised by Totnes Carnival Committee


Window Wanderland is an uplifting, family-friendly event, where residents, businesses, groups and schools can 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 Totnes’s unique community spirit will be showcased and ablaze for all to see. 


Totnes first ever Window Wanderland will brighten the evenings of Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November between the hours of 6pm – 9pm.

Or you can put your displays up in the run up to the 31st 


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 Totnes in a whole new light.  

No matter how small or large your street facing window, door or garden, let’s brighten up TOTNES 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 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. The theme is Halloween so let your creative juices shine.


Let’s set Totnes alight together. We’ve all had such a surreal few months and the carnival had to be cancelled so we thought this is a way to bring our community together and bring light to the darkness in these times.  No matter what is happening in the world, Wanderlands are self-contained and Covid-safe.

Window Wanderland is a free event and everyone in Totnes is welcome to be part of 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.  See window ideas here:

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 and this will create a map for the trail on Saturday 31st October from 6-9 pm.

Register here:

If you have any questions, please contact Claire through Contact Organiser or email

Let’s get our community illuminated together 

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