The Christmas Windows of Montgomery

The Christmas Windows of Montgomery

Here in Mid Wales, residents and businesses in the little town of Montgomery have been decorating their windows as part of the Montgomery Christmas Festival. I finally got around to visiting Montgomery on Christmas evening, so I thought I would share some of the windows with you.

A decorated residential window on Broad Street, Montgomery.
The Flower House, Montgomery.
The Ivy House Cafe, Montgomery.
The Ivy House Cafe, Montgomery.
A decorated window of a residential property in Broad Street, Montgomery.
Castle Kitchen, Montgomery.
Taste, Montgomery.
A residential property in Arthur Street, Montgomery.
A close-up of the window.
A Christmas tree in a window in Arthur Street, Montgomery.
Eaves & Lord Book Shop, Montgomery.
A close-up of the book shop window.
Looking up Arthur Street towards the Town Hall.
Montgomery Town Hall

Montgomery is a lovely little town a stone’s throw away from the Welsh border with England. It’s castle sits atop a rocky outcrop above the town and the Montgomeryshire War Memorial, on top of the town’s hill, can be seen from miles around. Once some kind of normality returns, I would certainly recommend a visit.

Unfortunately, we’re back in a “Level 4” lockdown in Wales and restricted to essential travel. Mind you, it’s currently blowing a gale outside and tipping it down, so I wouldn’t want to be going far anyway!

28 comments

  1. Hi Nikki,

    This looks like a lovely little place, although I can’t ever remember driving through it, despite us having visited quite a few of the places which seem to surround it!

    Frome did something similar this year and organised a little trail around the town to spot the hidden objects in the shops and houses which had decorated their windows.

    It’s funny how lockdown has brought out the creativity and imagination in people, which is just as well, as it takes a genius to work out the English tier system. I can foresee a full lockdown coming on any day now though, so at least we shall all know where we stand then!

    It is pouring with rain and blowing a gale here too, as storm Bella powers its way through.

    Let’s hope that 2021 is kinder to us all 🙂

    Yvonne Xx

    • Nikki says:

      Hi Yvonne,

      Montgomery is kind of one of those places you drive to rather than through. No “A” roads go through it, only “B” roads and lanes, so it’s slightly off the beaten track.

      I hope you’re well.

      Nikki

  2. Kris P says:

    Lovely windows! I haven’t eves walked my own neighborhood at night to check out the light displays, much less wandered further afield. We’re under a stay-at-home order too.

  3. Jo says:

    How pretty they are. It’s been a very different Christmas for most of us this year but it’s nice to see that people are still making an effort, very cheering.

  4. Sophie says:

    They look absolutely beautiful! It’s so nice to see so many places make the effort this year. This looks adorable, it would be nice to visit next year.

    Sophie

  5. jeanie says:

    Don’t you love the golden light of decorated windows at night? And peering into those beautiful residences with their lovely trees and lights? Oh, it’s beautiful and I can imagine this town is incredibly charming!

  6. Aw I love festive window displays! I remember looking at all the shops downtown with my parents as a kid. This year, I’ve loved just seeing the houses and windows decorated in my neighbourhood. Hope your holidays are going well!

  7. Ann Coleman says:

    How beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photos of the windows! In my neighborhood we’ve had more outdoor decorations than ever before, and I think it’s just people’s way of trying to spread some Christmas cheer. And it’s working! Happy Holidays!

  8. Anca says:

    Gorgeous pictures. I would love to visit Wales once again, as this year I wasn’t able to, due to lockdowns and so. Hopefully next year will be better.

    Happy New Year!

  9. CherryPie says:

    The windows are delightful and uplifting.

    We were put into tier three which meant our planned New Years Eve meal at a local restaurant was cancelled.

    We decided to honour the booking by ordering a takeaway from there instead.

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