In December 2019, Solva transformed into a Living Advent Calendar.
Each night, from 1 to 24 December, at least one decorated window was revealed from 5 to 10pm. The windows then stayed alight every evening until Christmas Eve and beyond. Maps were available to people and each night’s window featured on our Blog below.
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Our final window, as Santa heads off on his sleigh at 21 Glanhafan. Off to bed early now…
Thank you everyone who participated with their windows. What a wonderful sight they’ve been!
The only window to get 2 blog posts, but we couldn’t resist showing you what happens when Santa and his favourite reindeer get started on the bubbly a little too early! Hope they get an early night – they’ve a busy night tomorrow…
When we said ‘living’, we didn’t think that people would take it that literally! Head down to Bryn Y Môr to see Santa and his favourite reindeer in residence in the window.
Pen Dinas on St Brides View brings the whole house alive with a light display – here’s the window.
Nadolig Llawen from Tŷ Sol Vo, St Brides View.
Spot the snowman at the Royal George pub!
A forest on a starry night, up on high the Old School House, 4 Pen Yr Aber.
A lovely display of flowers (from St Davids Flowers no less!) at Walmer House, 2 Portland Square.
A beautiful rocking horse and snowflakes at 8 Portland Square.
Tinsel and a tree at The Durham, Pen Yr Aber.
A festive menagerie at Bryn Teg, 3 St Brides View.
Santa had better stop here!
Nautical escapades at Cartrefle, 7 High Street.
Santa’s on his way at River Cottage, 4 New Street.
A winter wonderland at 2 Chapel Lane.
A serene scene at the Landings, Maes Y Forwen.
A heavenly host at Pen Rhyn, St Brides View.
A lovely nativity scene at Tŷ Twt, Whitchurch Road.
This fella’s visible all the way down Prendergast at Bryn Yr Afon.
A caring Christmas at the Haven, 19 Glanhafan.
A window of birds at Bryn Haf, 12 Glanhafan.
A star on high at 34 Bryn Seion.
Starry, starry night at Haroldston House in the High Street.
A bunch of holly at 15 Panteg Road.
A very happy snowman at 8 Pen Yr Aber.
Who said an octopus couldn’t be festive?! Great display at 1 Anchor Down.
(Almost) full-size reindeer at Ael Y Bryn, 3 Panteg Road
Stunning stained glass at 36 Bryn Seion.
3 wise men following a star at Windcroft on Panteg Road.
A still photo doesn’t do no. 5 justice – go see for yourselves at Nant Yr Ardd, Panteg Road!
Spot the penguins at 5 Panteg Road!
MamGu Welshcakes sparkling on Main Street.
A gorgeous winter scene in 21 Glanhafan.
Sparkling Solva’s first Christmas tree courtesy of the Harbour Inn.
A festive show, as well as showing off their beautiful stained glass, from Window on Wales.
Simon Swinfield’s gallery window sets sail.
A special guest has popped into the Ship Inn for a pint!
A trio of boats at 3 Pwll Melin.
A double display at the Fold, Glanhafan.
An exquisite, winter, village scheme at 45a Bryn Seion.
Solva Memorial Hall in upper Solva featuring decorations made by Friday Club under Nadia’s expert guidance.
46 High Street showing some love on day 1.