We've all enjoyed opening little doors on advent calendars to find what surprise is behind it. In Ashburton, Devon however, children have had a much bigger and more exciting way to count down the days to Christmas. People living in the town have turned a whole street, St Lawrence Lane, into a giant advent calendar, and obviously it's proved very popular.
There's a tradition in Germany for large public buildings that happen to have 24 windows being given over as giant advent calendars, but this is the first time I've know an entire street given over the idea. And it's a particularly good place for it.
Sarah organised this month-long event, but says she stole the idea from her aunt in Cambridge. Already it looks like this is the start of an Ashburton tradition.
The very last display will be revealed on Christmas Eve in the Post Office. They've already organised a Christmas card competition for the local school children.
The idea has made it a special Christmas for everyone involved, and for the hundreds who've come to enjoy their efforts.
You can watch John Andrews report below: