In darkness we need sparkle!

We have created a map of houses and local businesses that from 1st-24th December will be decorated for Christmas. You can use the map to create free, fairy lit, socially distanced, trail(s) to wander and bring some festive sparkle to dark winter nights. We are celebrating Christmas, but in an inclusive, welcoming way.

We are particularly welcoming local businesses or organisations to join us this year. We can link to your website from the map, share any offers and so forth. As tiers change you can join us at any time, just email Jen (Jenrobrien@gmail.com).

In dark times lets work together and find some sparkle.

This is the third year of Levenshulme Community Christmas Windows. It is a variation on the living Advent calendars, a community art project that originated in Sweden. Normally, Twenty four houses, hubs and businesses in Levenshulme decorate and illuminate their windows with festive decorations in December. The location of each window was revealed daily via an interactive map. The reveals have been accompanied by music, treats, or co-constructed artwork. As more windows are revealed this creates a lovely fairy lit trail to wander across Levenshulme.

Cue 2020.

We have to do things differently this year. There are no reveals and no numbers but there will be EVEN more sparkle and more flexibility for you to create your own trails as often as you like until 24th December. Rumour has it that the Levy Llama will be returning to a street near you for Christmas 2020! There is an activity sheet for young hearts to complete on the Map page with the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at the fantastic Gherkin (when tiers permit).

We would love to hear your feedback via our Twitter and Instagram. Please share your pictures of the windows using the hashtag #levyxmas.

We are an environmentally aware bunch. Most of the windows have been made using up or recycled materials. Please walk or cycle the route, if possible. We are volunteers. We are not fundraising, or an events team, we can’t take any responsibility for you as you wander the trail. We are just aiming to light up Leve/y in dark times. We ask everyone to wander the trail respecting the Covid safety measures recommended by the government. Please view the windows from the pavement (not drives or gardens) to respect privacy whilst appreciating the artwork. Thank you.

And spread the word!!

You can follow the project on Twitter and Instagram. Please share your pictures of the windows using the hashtag #levyxmas.