Advent Lights

This Christmas we want to celebrate Jesus bringing Light and Life to all by lighting up our community with ‘Advent Lights’. Join us throughout Advent in decorating one or more of the windows of your home or workplace with the words ‘Light and Life’, and then leave the lights on or the curtains open so that passers by can enjoy your creations.

To get involved simply follow the steps below:

Step One

Sign up to Advent Lights 2018 before Sunday 25th November using the form below.

Step Two

Decorate one (or more) of the windows of your home. Make sure you pick a window that faces out onto the street, so that everyone can see it. You can be as creative as you like but please include the words ‘Light and Life’.

Step Three

Light up your window/s from 1st – 31st December. Remember to leave your curtains open so that passers by can see your display!

Step Four

Download the Advent Lights map from this page. Get your friends and family together and follow the trail to spot the different displays.

Frequently asked questions

Q: Do I have to decorate all my windows?
A: You can just pick one window to decorate. Please pick a window that faces onto the street so that everyone can enjoy your display.

Q: Do you have any resources I can use?
A: We have created Advent Lights Packs with stencils and lettering to help you design and create your window. Simply pick up a pack from the Hello Desk at St George’s Church.

Q: Will my address be made public?
A: We will put together Advent Lights trails which you will be able to download from www.gateshead.church/advent-lights from 1st December. The trails will include a map showing the streets where people have put displays in their windows but will not show your name or house number.