Fenwick’s Christmas Window 2023: Theme revealed as the Chronicles of Narnia
The theme for this year’s Fenwick’s Christmas Window has been revealed as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe from the Chronicles of Narnia series.
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Fenwick’s Christmas Window is a staple of the festive period in the North East of England and it has now been revealed for 2023 to be themed as The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. This year’s Window follows the tale of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy as they discover the land of Narnia as they go through the wardrobe.
It can now be seen on Newcastle city centre’s Northumberland Street and will be available to view throughout the Christmas season for 2023. The Window features classic scenes from the C. S. Lewis novel, including Edmund eating Turkish delight and Aslan taking back Narnia from the White Witch.
Santa Claus himself is also featured as he delivered presents to the children once the White Witch’s magic for it “always to be winter, but never Christmas” started to fade. The scenes at Fenwick’s Christmas Window are depicted with a combination of props, artwork and screens, which play animations of characters and events from the iconic novel.
Queues were spotted on the first day of the window opening on Monday, November 6, with many in Newcastle city centre praising Fenwick for this year’s display at the iconic department store.
Fenwick’s Christmas Window has been a tradition since 1971, with a new display created every year since then with previous years including Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Snowman, Shaun the Sheep, Paddington, and more.
As is always the case, the theme for this year’s Window was kept as a closely guarded secret before the reveal event.