Wonder Lights is back to lead the way to Christmas season

Wonder Lights is back to lead the way to Christmas season

The community project calls on residents to ‘light up’ their windows – and front gardens – with bright illuminations for an evening on Sunday November 24.

Organiser Mat Waugh said: “As before, Tunbridge Wells residents are invited to plan something sparkly, magical and eye-catching for their front windows, ready to display between 5 and 8pm.”

He is hoping for a record number of people to register to take part, and
also to explore their neighbourhood on the night.

“People seem to like Wonder Lights because it’s easy, fun and free,” the children’s author said.

“The only limit is your imagination – and your willingness to get creative with a pair of scissors!

“There’s a domino effect, so when one house in a road joins in, others follow. All you need is a front window and a little imagination.

“Wonder Lights is for everyone. Households have created awe-inspiring whole-house displays, given children free rein, or simply lit a candle.

“The only unwritten rule is: No Santas!”

The display was initially centred on the St John’s area when it was launched in 2017, but last year it expanded to High Brooms and Southborough and covered around 20 streets.

Among the creations were a giant two-storey giraffe, a moving First World War tableau for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, and Willy Wonka and Banksy themes.

Participation is free and it’s easy to enrol, and to find out where to see the displays: Households simply add themselves to the online map.

For full details, visit wonderlights.info

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