As part of Tavistock’s celebration of Christmas in these unusual times, business and churches around the town are creating a ‘Living Advent Calendar’. From 1 December various businesses and churches will have a Christmassy display in their window or shopfront to spread some Christmas cheer. Some of the Tavistock churches have joined in, and are making displays which depict part of the Christmas story: Abbey Chapel, the Methodist Church, St Eustachius, the URC, and the Salvation Army. The St Eustachius display is thanks to the creativity of Rob Weston, the URC minister.
For children (or the young at heart!) there is also a trail: each scene will have a letter visible, which can be collected and rearranged to form the title of a famous Christmas carol. If you manage to find all the letters and work out the carol, you can enter a prize draw by returning an entry form to The Riverside @ The Tavistock Red & Black Club.
The trail can be completed in various different ways. You could wander through town and see if you can find them without looking at the list of businesses. Each business is showcased on a particular day, so you could go to one window per day throughout December.
The trail is also online: every day one of the businesses or windows will be showcased, with a short video introducing the business or church. The church videos will have a retelling of their part of the Christmas story. To view these videos go to: https://www.facebook.com/TavistockLivingAdventCalendar
Please do share this with anyone who you think would appreciate a little bit of Christmas joy!