Berkhamsted woman organises 'living advent calendar' to spread festive cheer this Christmas

Berkhamsted Advent Windows is also raising money for Berko Food for Friends and Open Door

Friday, 27th November 2020, 9:20 am

A woman from Berkhamsted has organised a 'living advent calendar' to spread some festive cheer in the town this Christmas.

Amy Cooper, came up with the community project - Berkhamsted Advent Windows - because she wanted to bring extra happiness to the town this December.

Each evening from December 1, up to Christmas Eve, two Berkhamsted residents will unveil a festive-themed window which is then lit-up every subsequent night until 5 January.

Amy wants to spread some festive cheer this Christmas

Lights go on in the windows from 6.30pm until 10pm, and by Christmas Day, 48 windows are revealed, creating a wonderful festive wonderland.

Amy said: "I think quite a few places do things like this, my friend in Kent does it and I wanted to do it here in Berkhamsted.

"We have 48 windows, so on some nights there will be two windows unveiled.

"The idea is that people can drive or walk round and see the window displays and enjoy them.

Each evening from December 1, up to Christmas Eve, two Berkhamsted residents will unveil a festive-themed window

"The only theme is Christmas and residents can be as creative as they like, and put anything they want in the display.

"The window must be covered up until it is your night to unveil, and then it will be on display every night until January 5.

"We will be raising money for Open Door and Berko Food for Friends who are delivering freshly cooked main courses and desserts to older people, and those who are self isolating or struggling financially during lockdown."

To make a donation to Berko Food for Friends and Open Door click here.

A map with the dates and addresses of the windows will be available to pick up from Woods Of Berkhamsted garden centre from Saturday, November 28, or you can see one online at: www.facebook.com/groups/berkhamstedadventwindows.