Popular Bedford Christmas window trail swaps festive fun for Halloween horrors

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The Black Tom Window Trail is back and this time it’s swapping its Santa hat for a Witch’s broom and the festivities will be taking place on All Hallow’s Eve.

On 31 October, the Black Tom neighbourhood – also known as Prime Ministers – is inviting residents to dress up their windows with Halloween-inspired designs for their friends, family and neighbours to enjoy.

Anyone is welcome from 5.30pm – 8.30pm, just wrap up warm or don your spookiest costume, download a virtual map and explore the scary scenes on offer, while observing social distancing guidance.

Organiser Katrina Allen said, “It’s been a strange and difficult time for a lot of people this year and I wanted to bring a bit of joy to and fun to the area and Christmas feels like such a way off.

“The trail allows people to socially distance and explore. It also means that children who would usually be trick or treating still have something fun to do.”

Jack Skellington-inspired windows

Black Tom resident, Victoria Kahl, added, “There is always so much variety in the windows – over the years we’ve seen Star Wars, origami stars, stop motion videos and lovely traditional Christmas stories – this year I’m looking forward to the competitive pumpkin carving.”

If you are a Black Tom local you have until 24 October to be included on the virtual map. to take part, email: blacktompeeps@gmail.com with your name, address and your display ideas.

More information can be found on the Black Tom Halloween Window Trail Facebook page.