The fifth Christmas Tree Festival takes place this year at St Mary’s between 18th and 20th November, timed to coincide with the town’s Christmas Fayre and switching on of the Christmas Lights. On each of the three days the church will be open between 10:30 (from 12.00 on Sunday) and 17:00 when for a modest entry fee you can come and view a church full of Christmas trees.
Please note that the Come & Sing concert originally planned for the Saturday evening has now been cancelled.
Entering a tree
We welcome offers from any business, organisation or individual wishing to display a tree in the Festival. There’s no charge for this and no particular requirements other than that you bring it along and decorate it any time between 3.00 p.m. on Thursday 16th and lunch time on Friday 17th November. If you’re entering a tree as an organisation or business please use it as a means of advertising your organisation by decorating the tree appropriately.
You can download the official invitation here: Christmas Tree Festival invitation – 2017
You can enter a tree online here
Or if you prefer paper: Christmas tree festival form – 2017