Living Advent Calendar

The Saltaire Living Advent Calendar has been a feature of our village since 2006. In 2023, 57 windows opened in the run up to Christmas, with 15 businesses and community buildings illuminated from 1st December, then at least one new window being ‘opened’ each evening until 24th December. Our interactive map shows photos of all of the windows in the 2023 event.


Window designs remain a secret until they are revealed at 4pm on their light-up date, and typically include traditional and modern festive scenes, quirky characters and tales influenced by Saltaire, culture, and the window creators own lives and experiences – often with a good sprinkling of festive humour! For those unable to visit in person, the event has a loyal following across the world through social media, and window designs are revealed each evening on our interactive map as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.