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Festival of Lights give Wormholt and White City a sparkle

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Image captionImage 1: Pictured is one of the Winter Windows near Wormholt Park

Residents living near Wormholt Park have decorated their windows to create their very own Festival of Lights this winter.

The White City and Wormholt walking tour will take you past thirteen houses, each with a different themed window display. From Goldilocks and the Three Bears to Mary Poppins, Elmer the Elephant, Alice in Wonderland, aliens, sea creatures, and a Chinese New Year tiger, all are on display.

Each household, young and old, created their window display and picked their own materials, including multi-coloured tissue paper, window pens and black card. The windows will be illuminated every evening for two weeks, between 6pm-9pm for the festival, until Saturday 29 January.

To make sure you don’t miss a single illuminated window during your evening stroll, check out the tour’s map to find one window display in each of the streets below:

  • Lilac Street, W12
  • Sundew Avenue, W12
  • Pansy Gardens, W12
  • Bryony Road, W12
  • Sedgeford Road, W12
  • Sawley Road, W12 – two windows
  • Collingbourne Road, W12
  • Wormholt Road, W12
  • Aycliffe Road, W12
  • Aldbourne Road, W12
  • Galloway Road, W12
  • Uxbridge Road, W12

Success in 2020

The trail is organised by local Shepherds Bush residents Elizabeth Uwalaka and Clare Fuchs. It builds on the popularity of the successful 2020 advent calendar trail.

“Our advent calendar trail really brought the community together so we wanted to do something similar again,” said Clare. “But this time round we thought we could brighten up January, which can be a bit of a dull month.”

If you want a sneak peek, local photographer David McWilliams has created an online photo album featuring some of the Winter Windows.

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