Advent Window Trail 2009
Tuesday 1st December 2009
Ten years ago, at the turn of the new century, a chance conversation between a small group of Lostwithiel mothers resulted in the first Advent Window Trail around the town, inspired by a similar tradition in Switzerland. People and businesses around the town with windows overlooking the road were approached to set up a special window display during the Advent period, with a numbered window illuminated each evening like an Advent calendar. Since then the Advent Window Trail has become an instrisic part of Christmas in Lostwithiel, enjoyed by both towns people and visitors.
The windows light up consecutively each evening from 1st to 24th of December; by Christmas Eve there are 24 different windows to see and enjoy as you walk through the town - a great way to get into the Christmas spirit. Each year is different, below are some of this year's windows.
1st December - Trewithen Restaurant
3rd December - Bodmin Hill
5th December - Lostwithiel Museum
7th December - Mountchase Pharmacy
9th December - Paraphernalia
12th December - North Street
14th December - Watts Trading
16th December - Déjà Vu Antiques
21st December - North Street
Images by Mat Connolley