Window Wanderland is returning to Saltash from tomorrow (Thursday, December 2), after a fantastic debut last year.

This event, which will run until Monday, sees local householders and schools designing eye-catching and impressive silhouette window displays which will be back-lit to provide an enthralling spectacle.

You can view the interactive map of all the locations taking part by visiting the Saltash Chamber of Commerce website and looking for ‘Window Wanderland’.

Hilary Frank from the Chamber of Commerce said: “We’ve approached all the schools and they’ve come back very enthusiastically about taking part.

“St Stephens School are doing windows on the theme of Stick Man. And the other schools are making mosaics for the shop windows in the town centre.”

The first day of Window Wanderland coincides with late-night shopping in Saltash, so it’s the perfect chance to browse the independent shops here for something unique and special for Christmas!

Other festive events on the town calendar include the Christmas Tree Festival at St Nicholas and St Faith Church (On until December 10) and on December 4, Saltash Christmas Festival will be a day packed with fun activities.

Following Santas on bikes coming through the town at 1pm, the afternoon will unfold with live entertainment in Fore Street. New for this year is a Santa Run, staged in partnership with the Tamar Trotters, which will see Father Christmases of all ages in costume run down Fore Street and over the bridge and back.

Santa’s grotto will be in the Community Kitchen from 3pm-7pm, and there’ll be a special opening of the Saltash Heritage Museum and Elliott’s Shop all afternoon until 7pm.

Meanwhile youngsters can also take part in a treasure hunt between 1pm and 6pm: collect a free entry form from the Saltash Redeemer Church stall at the top of Fore Street.

Local children are busy creating lanterns for the lantern parade which will set off at 6pm. This year’s ‘signature lantern’ will be in the shape of a local landmark, as Hilary Frank explains: “The large lantern to lead the parade will be a version of the Saltash Celtic cross,” she said.

“It’ll be a nice symbol of hope and of coming together.”