Elmbridge Window Wanderland

Thank you for Signing up to Elmbridge Window Wanderland, make sure you get all your friends and neighbours to join in to light up your neighbourhood. If you haven’t registered, please do so on windowwanderland.com/elmbridge where you can see how many streets are getting involved!

On this page you can find some guidance and some FAQs as well as some resources, there are lots more ideas on windowwanderland.com

How to Create a Window Display

The Window

Choose a street side window that can be viewed by passers by, upstairs is even better so flats and apartments are perfect as they can be seen by more people

Your Design

Decide what you want to do, there are lots of ideas on the Wanderland Website – our theme is Starry Starry Night – so you can paint you palette blue, grey, pink, gold stripey…… really you can do whatever you like!

There are also some stencils to download on the Riverhouse Website here


Gather your materials – if you’re choosing a paper or tissue paper stencil idea you’ll need glue to attach and a plain glue stick works really well, you will need to wash your window when you remove it but it’s totally worth it


You’ll need light! You’re room light will do but you could pop a lamp safely behind the window to brighten the display or even pop some fairy lights around the frame – the idea is to light up Elmbridge but do please be really careful with flammable materials and naked bulbs!

Take Photos!

You can upload photos of your creation on the Wanderland Website once you’ve registered and also on our Facebook page, or post them on Instagram with the hashtags #lightupelmbridge #elmbridgewindowwanderland #windowwanderland

Elmbridge Window Wanderland – FAQs

How do I sign up?

If you haven’t already, head over to ​https://www.windowwanderland.com/area/elmbridge/

Sign up is free, and you need to place your address on our MAP so we have lots of pins!

Will it cost me money?

You may want to purchase some materials but displaying your window is free

How do I make a display?

Anything goes, as long as it is child-friendly! But you can find more inspiration on the Window Wanderland Website

I am not an artist, what should I do?

See above. There are no expectations or judgements, so just have a go and leave your curtains open! A ‘display’ can be fairy lights – or your favourite book, a photograph of someone important to you.

Where can I find inspiration?

Visit the W​anderful Gallery​ or our social media feeds for inspiration @windowwander #windowwander.

Can I make a display and go out on the trail?

Yes. We hope you do!

Is there a theme?

Elmbridge’s theme is WINTER and you can adapt that any way you like!

I live high up in a flat, can I still join in?

Absolutely, in fact higher up windows are easier to view from the street.

Are there any ‘rules’?

NO, but there are a couple of guidelines:

  • It’s not all about windows – you can use gardens, cars, campervans…
  • Make sure your display is safety conscious and child-friendly.
  • Music can be a fab addition — but make sure you neighbours don’t mind.

Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre is run by Riverhouse Barn Ltd, a limited company wholly owned by Walton-On-Thames Community Arts Trust  (Charity number 292178)