Organised by the Royal Shakespeare Company a new festive ‘Advent Trail’ comprising of twenty-four unique and surprising window displays throughout Stratford town centre.
Sponsored by Bell Court and supported by Stratforward BID, the ‘Advent Window Trail’ will run from Tuesday 1st until Thursday 24th December.
A new window display will be revealed each day of Advent, creating an immersive route around the town in the countdown to Christmas. Each window display will respond, in its own way, to the themes of the four seasonal blessings of Joy, Health, Love and Peace. Participating businesses have be allocated a day in December in which to reveal their festive displays and light their windows.
As well as responding to the themes of Joy, Health, Love and Peace, participating businesses will each be asked to hide a gingerbread figure in their window display, creating an interactive game for families to enjoy. The Gingerbread figure has been supplied by MOR bakery based in Bell Court. Share your photographs of the Advent Trail using the hashtag #StratfordAdventTrail
The order of the windows is
|Date in December||Business||Address|
|1st||Castle Fine Art||Wood Street|
|2nd||Gemini Woman||Wood Street/Bell Court|
|4th||Roly's Fudge Shop||High Street|
|5th||York's Cafe||High Street|
|6th||Vin Neuf Wine Merchants||Union Street|
|7th||Shakespeare's Birthplace Gift Shop||Henley Street|
|8th||Vinegar Hill||Meer Street|
|9th||For Something Different||Meer Street|
|10th||The Flower Shop||Rother Street|
|11th||Stratford Antique Centre||Ely Street|
|12th||CG Optical||Ely Street|
|13th||Escape Arts||The Yard off Sheep Street|
|14th||Stratford College||Alcester Road|
|15th||Stratford Town Trust||Henley Street|
|16th||Grey's Optician||Chapel Street|
|17th||Daisy Chain Gift Company||Chapel Street|
|18th||Sniff and Bark||Chapel Street|
|19th||Royal Shakespeare Company||Waterside|
|21st||Cosy Chic Pet Boutique||Sheep Street|
|22nd||All That Glitters||Sheep Street|
|23rd||The Fourteas||Sheep Street|
|24th||Nash White||Sheep Street|
Full information on the RSC website
Businesses on the trail include Castle Fine Art, Gemini Women, Sea Salt, Bell Court and the Bell Court tenants, Roly’s Fudge Pantry, Yorks Café, Vin Neuf Wine Merchants, Shakespeare’s Birthplace Gift Shop, Vinegar Hill, For Something Different, The Flower Shop, Stratford Antiques Centre, CG Optical, Escape Arts, Stratford College, Stratford Town Trust, Greys Opticians, Daisy Chain Gift Company, Sniff & Bark, Royal Shakespeare Company (Waterside), RSC Nursery at the Clore Learning Centre (Waterside), Cosy Chic Pet Boutique, All That Glitters, The Fourteas and Nashwhite.