IT is almost time for Saltaire's annual countdown to Christmas, when windows across the world-famous village light up in festive designs.

Almost 60 windows are set to be unveiled between December 1 and 24.

Running since 2006, this magical community event has become a seasonal favourite in the UNESCO World Heritage site.

It attracts visitors from across the Bradford district and further afield.

The windows of Saltaire’s Grade II listed cottages, schools, shops, businesses and churches will create an illuminated trail.

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New windows light up daily throughout the month with designs featuring festive scenes, quirky characters, personal stories, culture, funny jokes, and creations influenced by Saltaire.

Window designs remain a surprise until 4pm on their light-up date.

One of the more unique window locations on the trail includes the Grade II listed red telephone box at Wash House Gardens, a community asset owned by Saltaire Inspired.

A map showing the locations of each window can be found at and trail leaflets can be picked up at locations throughout Saltaire.

Windows are illuminated from 4pm - 10.30pm each evening, until January 1.

This year’s event is organised by visual arts Charity Saltaire Inspired and supported by sponsors The Bingley Gallery and Bradford Woodworkers Ltd.