WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?
To get involved all you need to do is to decorate one (or more!) windows of your house, flat or workplace, and then leave the lights on or curtains open each evening, so people can see your fantastic displays.
The big switch on is from 12th – 19th December
Register a window by completing the form opposite.
Your design can be anything you like, but please include the words #thelightshines somewhere in it. Designs can be as elaborate as you like, but they can equally be some strings of fairy lights and a light box!
This year, we are also encouraging people to pray for their street. Ask your church leader for a prayer card to send to your neighbours and let them know they are in your prayers.
THE LIGHT SHINES TRAIL
Each blue map pin shows the location of a Light Shines window.
Register & be part of the trail
If you would like to be included in the trail and have your house added to the map fill in the form below to register.
WHAT ARE THE TRAILS OR MAPS for?
From 12th December, all the houses or buildings taking part will be plotted onto various trails and maps, and posted on our website and other social media platforms.
Families and friends can then either walk or run together (making sure you adhere to the latest government rules at the time you do the trail), trying to spot as many fantastic window displays as possible!
We hope and pray that you have lots of fun and that, together, we can share the light, love and hope of Jesus this season.
During the week, please share pictures on social media of your displays or other windows you come across as you walk around the trails, using the hashtag #thelightshines
Looking for Inspiration?
Here are just some of the fantastic windows already appearing across our town. You can be as creative or simple as you like, you could go big with paper and tissue, put on a light display or include a simple message of hope. Whatever you choose, just include the words #thelightshines and John 1:5. Take a picture and share it with the Harrogate Hub on Facebook or Instagram.
It’s with special thanks to St Thomas Crookes for the sharing of their ‘Streets of Light’ project an inspirational idea running since 2017. Thank you for the opportunity to be united in mission across our nation.
We would also like to thank Oatlands Community group who thought of a window trail long before we did. Thank you for your encouragement and advice.