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Fenwick Christmas windows invite customers into the magical world of Narnia

Chloe Burney
06 November 2023

Department store Fenwick has revealed its highly-anticipated Christmas windows in Newcastle. The theme was inspired by C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, depicting the beloved tale of four curious children discovering the magical realm.

This year’s Christmas window sees Narnia’s protagonists Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy step through the magical wardrobe and embark on a fantastical adventure with Aslan and Mr. Tumnus, where they navigate "a place where it is always winter but never Christmas".

Mia Fenwick, Chief Marketing Officer at Fenwick, commented: "Our Christmas windows are a celebration of the importance of storytelling. We are thrilled to celebrate the joy of reading once again, by bringing the classic Chronicles of Narnia to Newcastle and to viewers tuning in from our global Fenwick community.

"The Chronicles of Narnia fantasy series, imagined by C.S. Lewis, brings together readers of all ages, inviting them into an enchanted land filled with mesmerising characters who teach us all about courage, kindness, family, and the thrill of adventure."

On their quest, depicted in the series of window displays, the beloved characters meet Father Christmas who gives them each a gift to help rescue Edmund: "These are your presents, and they are tools, not toys. The time to use them is perhaps near at hand. Bear them well." The display concludes with a grand celebration as Aslan thaws the White Witch and Christmas is restored at last after 100 years.

Head of Creative, Paul Baptiste said: "We are really excited this year to create and share the story of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It’s been a joy to explore the fantastical world containing such amazing characters, wonderful scenery, and incredible storytelling to create a window to remember, featuring a few special surprises."


The windows can be viewed from Monday 6 November through to early January 2024. Meanwhile, Fenwick invites customers to bring Narnia home with a limited-edition version of the book which is available to purchase in-store and online.

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