Living Advent Calendar

The Saltaire Living Advent Calendar has been a feature of our village since 2006. For 2023, 57 windows will open 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. Windows are illuminated from 4pm – 10.30pm each evening, and all remain lit until the 1st of January.



Our new set of 12 Christmas cards – showing a selection of windows from the 2022 event – are available to buy now for just £7 per pack. On sale at outlets throughout the village and online (postage charges apply). Click here for full details.

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.