WATCH: Fenwick unveils Christmas window wonderland

Amid a party of onlookers Fenwick Newcastle launched its famous Christmas window last night.

Taking on the theme of Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Northumberland Street was brought alive with the excitement of 3D animated characters and music that evoke the spirit of Christmas.

Fenwick's Christmas window

Fenwick's Christmas window

Chairman, Mark Fenwick said: “Christmas is a magical time for everyone and the excitement of creating these windows is one of the highlights of our year. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.”

Previous Fenwick Newcastle Christmas window schemes

1971 - Camberwick Green – based on a popular children’s TV series

1972 - Chigley

1973 - Rupert Meets Santa

1974 - Sooty’s Circus

1975 - Aladdin

1976 - Fairytale Christmas with Cinderella

1977 - Treasure Island

1978 - Storybook Christmas

1979 - Wonderful world of Pantomime

1980 - A Christmas Carol

1981 - Alice in Wonderland

1982 - Arabian Nights

1983 - Fly to Fenwick’s for Christmas (based on a space theme)

1984 - Gulliver – featuring a massive Gulliver, whose body filled the whole shop frontage!

1985 - Fairytale Christmas with Pinocchio

1986 - Christmas Circus

1987 - Magical Winter Wonderland (creatures skating & skiing)

1988 - Purrfect for Christmas (all the figures were cats & dogs)

1989 - Jungle Fantasy

1990 - Good Old Santa (Santa & elves preparing for Christmas)

1991 - It’s A White Christmas (Jack Frost, a Snowman, talking Tree & Santa)

1992 - Santa’s Christmas Party (with panto & nursery rhyme characters)

1993 - Alice in Wonderland (Second time around – first in 1981)

1994 - Christmas Village

1995 - Santa’s New Store

1996 - Fairytale Christmas with Snow White/Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty)

1997 - Santa’s Christmas Pantomime

1998 - A Christmas Carol (second outing for this Dickens story)

1999 - Peter Pan

2000 - Christmas in Poodletown

2001 - Santa’s Journey (Santa + helper Englebert the Polar Bear)

2002 - Christmas in Another World (Christmas from an Alien’s perspective)

2003 - Santa’s Workshop

2004 - The Christmas Story (nativity)

2005 - The Snowman (famous Raymond Briggs story)

2006 - Gulliver (a return journey for Gulliver)

2007 - Winter Wonderland

2008 - Oliver Twist (with soundtrack featuring all songs from the musical)

2009 - The Christmas Story (nativity)

2010 - The Night Before Christmas (Toymaker Express!)

2011 - 40 YEARS OF THE FENWICK CHRISTMAS WINDOW (the 41st window installation in the 40th anniversary year)

2012 - The Reindeer Express

2013 - The Enchanted Forest