Following on from the huge success of Advent Windows last year, the Bishop Auckland Town Team in partnership with David and Pam Pott will once again see Bishop Auckland Town Centre transformed into a giant Advent calendar.
Below are the list of shops and businesses that are taking part this year alongside the school / organisations that are creating the window displays.
Saturday 1st December @ 11:00am = Auckland Tower – Market Place (St Wilfrid’s RCVA Primary School)
Sunday 2nd December @ 2:30pm = Scope – 12 Newgate Street (Woodhouse Close Church)
Monday 3rd December @ 11:00am = The Chocolate Cafe – 147 Newgate Street (Bishop Barrington School)
Tuesday 4th December @ 11:00am = Darlington Chair Cover – 122 Newgate Street (Innovations)
Wednesday 5th December @ 11:00am = Beverleys – 9 Fore Bondgate (Etherley Lane Primary School)
Thursday 6th December @ 11:00am = Peekaboo – 159 Newgate Street (Escomb Primary School)
Friday 7th December @ 11:00am = Bishop Auckland Town Hall – Market Place (St John’s Catholic School & Sixth Form College)
Saturday 8th December @ 11:00am = Rio Bar Cafe – 1a Tenters Street (Daisy Arts)
Sunday 9th December @ 2:30pm = Peacocks – 90 Newgate Street (Bishop Auckland Baptist & Influence Churches)
Monday 10th December @ 11:00am = Reflections – 63 Fore Bondgate (St Anne’s CE Primary School)
Tuesday 11th December @ 11:00am = SAKS – 113 Newgate Street (Bishop Auckland College)
Wednesday 12th December @ 11:00am = Bondgate Gallery – 51 Fore Bondgate (Cockton Hill Infants’ School)
Thursday 13th December @ 11:00am = Trimmers Hair Design – 156 Newgate Street (Cockfield Primary School)
Friday 14th December @ 11:00am = Nip & Tuck – 61 Fore Bondgate (Aclet Close Nursery School)
Saturday 15th December @ 11:00am = Baby & Toddler Kingdom – 153 Newgate Street (Auckland Youth and Community Centre)
Sunday 16th December @ 2:30pm = Fifteas Vintage Tearoom – 9 Market Place (Bishop Auckland Methodist Church)
Monday 17th December @ 11:00am = Longstaff Bakers – 91 Newgate Street (Etherley Lane Nursery School)
Tuesday 18th December @ 11:00am = Inspiral Cycles – 137 Newgate Street (Witton-le-Wear Primary School)
Wednesday 19th December @ 11:00am = Hair Haus – 9 Cockton Hill Road (Cockton Hill Junior School)
Thursday 20th December @ 11:00am = Image – 136 Newgate Street (St. Chads Primary School)
Friday 21st December @ 11:00am = Mutley’s Dog Grooming – 141 Newgate Street (King James 1 Academy)
Saturday 22nd December @ 11:00am = Suzy and Angela’s Gift Emporium – Post Office window, Victoria Ave (ROAD programme – Jack Drum Arts)
Sunday 23rd December @ 2:30pm = Emilys – 142 Newgate Street (Bishop Auckland Division Girlguiding)
Monday 24th December @ 11:30am = Forces Support – Unit 10 Newgate Shopping Centre (Oakleaf Community)
On Christmas Eve there will be a ‘Stories & Carols Walk’ when participants will be able to view all 24 windows and also hear some of the stories and sing carols associated with the stories.
The walk will begin at HairHaus Hair & Beauty (9 Cockton Hill Road) at 10am and will finish with the opening of the final window at 11:30am at Forces Support Bishop Auckland, Unit 10 in the Newgate Centre.
Advent Windows is organised by Bishop Auckland Town Team in partnership with David and Pam Pott – for more information telephone 07932 790 525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Download your printable version of the PDF flyer , with a map and list of shops.
Missed one of the window unveilings? Click below to see each of the advent window displays.
All the photos from each of the window unveilings can be found on the Town Team Facebook page.
This project was also made possible by a successful grant from the Bishop Auckland & Shildon AAP.
David Pott has done a report to summarise this year’s event and you can read it here 2018 report.
Read all about the Town Team 2017 Advent Windows event.