Saltaire Living Advent Calendar.


Running since 2006, the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar has become a real highlight for Saltaire and Bradford, and also attracts visitors from further afield and followers online from across the globe. With its quirky window designs in picturesque settings, this magical event sees windows light daily up throughout the month in houses, schools, shops and churches until Christmas Eve. There is a strong community focus; anyone in the village can take part, and participants include new residents, children, seasoned window creators, professional artists and local businesses. In 2021, a record 62 windows lit up throughout December, creating a festive trail throughout the village. 

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!

A map showing the locations of the windows can be downloaded from November at and can be picked up at locations throughout Saltaire. Windows are illuminated from 4pm - 10.30pm each evening, until the 1st of January. 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 the Saltaire Inspired website as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

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Saltaire Living Advent Calendar

Type:Christmas Event

Saltaire Village, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3LA

Opening Times

Season (1 Dec 2023 - 1 Jan 2024)

* Windows are illuminated from 16:00 - 22:30 each evening, until the 1st of January.

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