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Welcome return for Nairn's festive walk-through advent calendar event throughout December


By Ian Duncan

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Elle and Dan Tyler, the creative brains behind Nairn Walk-Through Advent Calendar.
Elle and Dan Tyler, the creative brains behind Nairn Walk-Through Advent Calendar.

Visitors to Nairn this month will be able to enjoy a magical walk-through advent calendar.

This will be the fourth time the event has been staged as a showcase for various town businesses.

The advent calendar follows the same concept as traditional ones, but on a larger scale, with businesses decorating their own shop windows and a new one unveiled each day to shoppers.

And, in a display of Christmas spirit, businesses without their own shop window have been offered the chance to share one on the High Street.

Organisers have made sure the event is socially distanced and a safe experience for the whole family and are hoping it will give people a chance to see what the town has to offer from a different perspective.

The poster for the Walk-Through Advent Calendar.
The poster for the Walk-Through Advent Calendar.

The event was the brainchild of Elle and Dan Tyler, who run Airts and Pairts in the town. Mrs Tyler said: “We were debating whether we should run the advent calendar this year and also had to consider health and safety aspects.

“This has been a very challenging year for all of us and we’re sure everybody could use a bit of extra Christmas cheer, so we decided we definitely needed to do this again.

“We have slightly adapted the format and will include virtual experiences. The calendar is our way of giving back something to the community and the businesses of Nairn.

“When we spoke to the businesses, they were very keen to participate and to do something even a bit more special this year.

“There are some exciting surprises to come and we can’t wait to see the plans come to life.”

Virtual visits to Santa’s Grotto have also been organised via Zoom for youngsters.

Mrs Tyler said: “We want to share our love for this very special season by providing a fantastic Christmas memory for children and their families. But it doesn’t stop there – we are donating 20 per cent of our profits from Santa’s Virtual Grotto to MFR Cash for Kids, so that the joy of Christmas can be shared far and wide, especially in these rather difficult times.”

For further information on all events planned go online here.


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