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By Illumination Street Staff | 20th December 2020

In its second year, we have seen entries to Illumination Street skyrocket. As the British public took to their streets once again to deck their neighbourhoods with twinkling fairy lights and stunning spectacles, it was great to see so many festively festooned homes. Sponsored by British Garden Centres group, Illumination Street has over £5,000 worth…

Public Vote Illumination Street 2020

By Illumination Street Staff | 16th December 2020


Dressing your table for Christmas Dinner

By Illumination Street Staff | 10th December 2020

Ah the Christmas Dinner. Possibly one of the things we most look forward to at Christmas time. 3 types of stuffing, extra gravy and of course pigs in blankets. So why not make your table look as good as your festive feast and spruce things up this year. We’re here with some helpful tips on how…

How to decorate your small space for Christmas

By Illumination Street Staff | 8th December 2020

December has arrived, and with it comes the festivities and plenty of planning and preparation to make Christmas a fun and enjoyable time. With many people living in flats, apartments, bedsits, or small homes, you may want to decorate for Christmas without compromising on space. So, use these hints and tips on decorating so you…

3 Delicious Christmas Baking Recipes

By Illumination Street Staff | 27th November 2020

There’s no better smell at Christmas than the smell of baking radiating from your Kitchen. We’ve got some family favourite recipes for you and your loved ones to get cooking this Christmas. Gingerbread Men The gingerbread man is a staple during the festive season. They are sweet, fun and most importantly… delicious. Follow the recipe…

Have yourself an Eco Friendly Christmas

By Illumination Street Staff | 20th November 2020

There are many Christmas traditions that we’ve done them for years, our parents did them and so did their parents. Giving presents, lights on the tree things like that. With the knowledge we have now, many of us are slightly more conscious about our carbon footprint and use of plastics etc. If you’re looking for…

Alternative ways to top your tree

By Illumination Street Staff | 13th November 2020

When decorating your tree there are some traditions that seem to stick throughout the years. Things such as lights, tinsel and especially what goes on top of your tree. Some people have family heirlooms that have been passed down through generations. The classic tree toppers tend to be an angel or a star both chosen…

Plant up your Festive Containers

By Illumination Street Staff | 10th November 2020

For some, the winter months mean prepping the garden for the winter frosts and potentially ‘closing shop’ for the cold season. As the nights grow darker and the mornings colder, it doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your garden until March. You may use gardening as your daily exercise or just love being…

Do you deck your halls before December?

By Illumination Street Staff | 6th November 2020

Back in October we asked you whether you were going to be putting up your Christmas lights earlier this year. This was because we know that 2020 hasn’t been the year that any of us had expected, so we wondered if you were fast forwarding to the festive period. With a second UK lockdown, what…

Illumination Street 2020 – Launch

By Illumination Street Staff | 30th October 2020

Christmas has been on everyone’s mind this week, with worries that we might not be seeing our loved ones. So there is more reason than ever to spread some cheer where you can. Over the past seven months, millions of people have turned to their gardens and local outdoor spaces for respite and solace. And…