Advent Windows 2020

“Santa! You’re on Mute!”

213 Greenwich High Road

Greenwich, SE10 8NB

Like everyone else in 2020, Santa and his team are working remotely. Here you’ll see Santa making his list and checking it twice with his team using Microsoft Teams. Santa is still learning the technological ropes, and he needs to be told that he’s on mute, but he still can ask you if you’ve been a good girl or boy this year.

The window is best photographed during the day, but can be viewed at any time. It can be best seen from the bus stop in front of Greenwich Library.

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Letters to Father Christmas

Tailor & Forge

9 Durnford Street, Greenwich Market

Greenwich, SE10 9BF

Beautiful Greenwich Market shop Tailor & Forge present their first Advent Window in 2020. Admire it in person, and while you’re there, why not do some Christmas shopping? Now, more than ever, it’s important to Shop Local where you can.

The window is best viewed at any time.

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The Joy of Christmas

James Wolfe Primary School, Randall Place Campus

Randall Place, Greenwich, SE10 8RZ

This year we are preparing for a very different Christmas. So many of our annual school traditions have had to change. However, one thing that has not changed is the awe and wonder of our children, who are keeping the Christmas spirit alive.

We may seem far away from one another, but these times bring a nearness in the form of strength and support of our community.

If we took a moment to see the world through the eyes of a child, we would experience the joy of finding happiness in many moments of our day. We can all look for positives and moments of magic every day: in nature, in acts of kindness, support and love for one another. If we hold onto and share this Christmas spirit, we will look after our children, ourselves and our whole community.

Our 2020 Advent Window hopes to bring Christmas joy to all.

The window will be ready by 3:30 p.m.

The window is best viewed any time from the road at Randall Place. To find it, it is next to the main entrance of the school, halfway down Randall Place.

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“Love Never Ends”

Karen Woolven Flowers

18 Royal Hill

Greenwich, SE10 8RT

The eternal Christmas wreath anchors the beautiful Christmas display at Karen Woolven Flowers. Admire them in person, and while you’re there, why not pick up some flowers or Christmas ornaments? Now, more than ever, it’s important to Shop Local where you can.

The window is best viewed at any time.

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Travel in Mind

30 Crooms Hill

Greenwich, SE10 8ER

When physical travel is restricted, like it has been in 2020, it is still possible to be transported.

Everything we would love to do is just the other side of a window.

While Disneyland may sell itself as the kingdom of dreams, the children of Denmark have somewhere of their own much closer at hand, in the Tivoli Gardens of København. This 19th century pleasure garden still draws visitors from all over the world, and sends them back to Stockholm, New York, and Crooms Hill, with vivid memories and a deep desire to return.

But even for the locals, the attraction of Tivoli is bound up with the allure of travel. From the beginning the gardens housed a miniature railway and a pirate galleon, to which have been added carousels, tethered balloons, cars on rails. Even for those who a day before were thousands of feet up in a real aeroplane, it’s much more fun to be lifted a few feet up in a toy balloon. It’s a dream of travel without danger, of adventure without risk; nothing but simple, harmless fun.

As 2020 ends, and a New Year approaches, there are worse things to hope for.

The window can be viewed at any time, but probably best after dark.

The window will be ready by 6 p.m. on 1 December.

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2020 Map

November 24, 2020

Our 2020 Advent Windows map is here! We know that 2020 has been a strange year, but we’re happy to say that Advent Windows will be back and better than ever, making the streets of Greenwich that much brighter during December.

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