In the centre of Newcastle we have Fenwicks Department store. Every year, for as long…
Fenwicks Christmas Windows are a tradition in Newcastle. Every year, as long as I can remember Fenwicks have put on a magical display in the front windows of their store. It is part of Christmas to make a visit and find out what Fenwicks windows will have for their Christmas display. Every year it is different but you know you are always going to walk along the shop front and find something amazing. Music accompanies your walk along the store front and each window has a magical scene unfolding in front of your eyes. The scenes are not still, they are animated and you need to look closely to make sure that you do not miss anything.
This weekend we made a trip into town to find out what was in the windows this year. Even though we got into town early the queue for the windows was long.
The windows appeal to all ages, young and old, all were eager to see what was waiting at the end of the queue. The queue was orderly moving slowly, giving everyone a chance to gaze their fill. Finally we were nearly there and were able to look at a Lego Santa while we neared the main window.
This year the theme was Forest Fairy Tales. Each window depicted a different fairy tale including Hansel and Gretel, Jack Frost, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Sugar Plum Fairyand the Old Toymaker. Each window was set in a forest, giving you the feeling that you were walking though an enchanted forest as you went along. Sadly my photos did not come out brilliantly due to the crowds and the reflections on the windows, but these photos should give you an idea of the display.
Do you have any displays like this near you?