Living Advent Calendars are very special versions of Advent Calendars. They are made up of Christmas Lights and decorations being displayed in houses and other buildings. A new display is lit up each day from 1st-24th December.

Here are just a few. Perhaps you could search online for others.

In Hull in England, 24 houses in an area called “The Avenues” take part in decorating their windows. Some of my favorites are below but you can see larger pictures from 2002-2010 on the Avenues Online website.

The Avenues Hull Living Advent Calendar

In Hove, on the south coast of England,  beach huts form a giant seafront Advent Calendar. Twenty Four beach huts are decorated and Christmas food and warming drinks given to the visitors .

The display is put on by the Beyond Church. You can see more images on their blog

Beyond Beach Hut Advent Calendar Hove-Brighton-2

In Henley-on-Thames, England, 24 buildings in the town put on displays

Click on the picture below for their own online advent calendar

Living Advent Calendar Henley

 Saltaire in Yorkshire, UK, is a Victorian model village and a World Heritage Site. It’s living Advent Calendar takes place in 24 buildings including schools, churches, houses and businesses.

Click on the image below to see a full size online advent calendar which shows scenes from the 2010 Living Calendar.

Living Advent Calendar Saltaire, West Yorkshire, UK

 If you know of any other living Advent Calendars please let us know.