Advent Windows

This is a new take on Advent Calendars. Every day from 1-24 December 2020, between 5 and 8pm, a building in Cheadle Hulme illuminated a decorated window to represent a Christmas Carol.  

During the festive period, people from across the area came to visit the windows, which were visible from the street and illuminated between 5 and 8pm from their launch date onwards.  A QR code at the site of the window became live each day to give access to the page on our website with some background, an activity and a link to a performance of the carol on YouTube.

You can view a gallery of the completed windows here

And the list of carols:

Dec 1

The angel Gabriel

Dec 9

The first nowell

Dec 17

Angels from the realms

Dec 2

The Holly and the Ivy

Dec 10

Candlelight carol (Rutter)

Dec 18

Silent night

Dec 3

In the bleak mid-winter

Dec 11

See amid the winter’s snow

Dec 19

Ding dong merrily on high

Dec 4

O come, O come Emmanuel

Dec 12

Hark the herald angels

Dec 20

Away in a manger

Dec 5

Once in Royal David’s city

Dec 13

While shepherds watched

Dec 21

O Holy night

Dec 6

God rest ye merry, gentlemen

Dec 14

It came upon a midnight clear

Dec 22

Unto us a boy is born

Dec 7

Calypso Carol

Dec 15

Joy to the world

Dec 23

Girls and boys leave your toys (Zither carol)

Dec 8

O little town of Bethlehem

Dec 16

We three kings

Dec 24

O come all ye faithful

If you can’t wait for that festive feeling to come round again, you can listen to many of them here: https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/occasions/christmas/nations-top-30-christmas-carols/