THE Arboretum light festival is back for its second year following last year's success.

“Love The Arbo” is a free enchanted trail of light for all to explore on February 15.

Last February, the Arboretum Residents Association hosted the first event, asking residents to create something magical in their windows.

Organisers said the result was amazing with loads of interesting creations and so many people walking the streets of the Arboretum area. It was the community event they had hoped for, and much more.

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The ARA is expecting many more houses to take part this time round and wants to make this an annual event, giving its community something exciting to take part in and offering the rest of the city an enchanted evening out in the dreary winter months.

Bob Whitelaw, Arboretum Residents Association chairman said: “There’s a real buzz around the Arboretum as residents had such fun last year. Therefore we’re expecting even more houses to be lit and people to attend from all over the city and beyond. What better way to brighten up our lives this time of year by creating something wonderful together. We definitely love the Arbo!” Alongside the windows being lit up, Worcester artist and Arboretum resident Kate Brookes will be making three large installations - one will be in the canal itself. You can also expect to see other creative happenings during the event, from 6pm until 8pm. Resident Kate Cox said: “I’ve lived in the Arboretum for 15 years and am proud to be a part of the neighbourhood. ‘Love the Arbo’ really celebrates what a great community we are here, with people from all walks of life coming together to offer the rest of Worcester a special evening of light to enjoy.”

If you are a resident and would like to take part, please look out for a newsletter through your door soon and pop it in your window.

There is still time to come along to a free workshop (residents only) on Monday January 27 6pm-8pm at Worcester Baptist Church Hall, Sansome Walk.

There will be some materials provided but people are asked to bring along their own (and front window measurements) to inspiration and ideas!

People don't have to attend the workshop they can just get involved and light up on the 15th.

For more info email : or search for Love the Arbo on Facebook.