Illumination Street wants to hear about your Christmas displays

At Illumination Street, we’re hoping to spread Christmas cheer once again. As always, the campaign aims to boost and celebrate the magic of Christmas with displays of lights, plants, and community spirit. In the current climate, many people will be adapting their Christmas displays, but the resilience of the British people is clear as many…

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ILLUMINATION STREET WINNERS 2021

Illumination Street Winners 2021

The third year of Illumination Street has been a festive triumph, with double the entries from last year. There were hundreds of submissions of front doors, gardens, and communities filled top-to-toe with dazzling lights and illuminations. Through a tumultuous year there is one thing that shone through and that is the spirit of Christmas. Many…

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The 12 Scents of Christmas

The phrase ‘smells like Christmas’ is something we use throughout the year. Whether it’s a cinnamon scented candle or a fresh scent of pine, here are some scents you’ll associate with Christmas and how to bring them into your home this festive period. Mulled wine Mulled wine on the stove is a classic Christmas scent.…

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Entering Illumination Street

Entries for Illumination Street opened on 1st November, this means that you are able to submit your written entry and photos into this year’s competition. This page will close at 11.59pm on 12th December. First thing to do is choose your category. Select the category you think best suits your display. If we think you…

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Halloween Traditions

It’s time to get spooky! Find out more about some Halloween traditions from across the world and why people still do them today. Halloween or All Hallows Eve is a holiday that is celebrated in most countries around the world. The day dates back to Celts who celebrated the holiday Samhain on 31st October and…

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ILLUMINATION STREET PUBLIC VOTE WINNERS

The Public has spoken so here and we have been overwhelmed with the amount of votes we’ve had for this year’s Best Front Door and Best Children’s Display category. So let’s see who won the hearts of the public this year… Best Front Door In first place and winner of £100 worth of British Garden…

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ILLUMINATION STREET WINNERS 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…

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Dressing your table for Christmas Dinner

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…

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Have yourself an Eco Friendly Christmas

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…

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