A VILLAGE in East Lancs is getting in the spirit of Christmas by creating a community Advent calendar trail.

Residents of Baxenden are joining forces to design Advent windows which can be admired by the whole village.

Victoria Jackson who has organised the trail said: "It's a great way to get people together, get the kids interested in being part of the community and have a bit of fun before Christmas."

People will be able to find the Advent windows by following a trail on a specially designed map and then voting for their favourite display.

The trail begins on the first day of Advent and maps and voting forms are available from the village shops. More information can be found on Baxenden Village Advent Windows Facebook page.