This map shows where all the windows are so that you can plan your route, maybe even walk around and visit them all.
Lets share the hope we have in Jesus and light up Walton with the Christmas story.
Click on the little box with the arrow (top left corner of the map) and it opens up all the days and windows!
To get involved all you need to do is to decorate one (or more!) windows in your house, flat or workplace, the bigger and brighter the better so people can see your fantastic displays. Simply choose which part of the Christmas story you would like to do, sign up and get designing your window!
We’ll then send you a pack with the story, a number to display with your decorations and some instructions. You can sign up at any time through the month and we will add you to the map. If you can leave your window up throughout December people can follow the whole story.
1 An angel tells the old priest Zechariah and Elizabeth they are going to have a baby called John
2 Baby John is born who will grow up to prepare the way for Jesus and baptise people in the river Jordan
3 An angel appears to Mary telling her she will have a baby who will be God’s son
4 Joseph is very shocked to hear that his fiancée Mary is having God’s baby
5 God tells Joseph in a dream not to worry, but to marry Mary and look after her
6 A new star appears in the sky to signal that a baby king has been born
7 Astrologers or wise men see the new star in the sky
8 The wise men pack up gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the baby king
9 The wise men saddle their camels and travel to find the baby king following the star
10 The big king of Rome – Caesar Augustus, commands all families to go back to their family town so they can be counted
11 Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem to be counted by the Romans
12 Joseph and Mary find that all the places to stay in Bethlehem are full up
13 A kind innkeeper in Bethlehem gives Mary and Joseph a stable to stay in
14 Mary and Joseph settle down in a stable full of animals and wait for their baby to be born a star is over the stable
15 The wise men have arrived in Israel, and visit the nasty King Herod who tells them the baby king will be born in Bethlehem
16 The wise men follow the star to Bethlehem to find the baby king
17 Some shepherds are looking after their sheep on a hillside outside Bethlehem
18 An angel appears to the shepherds and tells them that a baby has been born who is God’s son
19 The angel tells the shepherds that Jesus will bring peace to everyone in the world
20 A whole multitude of angels appear praising God for the good news about Jesus being born
21 The shepherds run to Bethlehem to find the baby who is the son of God
22 The shepherds arrive at the stable to worship the baby who is the son of God
23 The wise men guided by the star, arrive at the stable to greet the baby king
24 Mary’s baby is born in a stable she names him Jesus, the son of God.
All the churches in Walton will be displaying the final part of this amazing story!