photos: Burnham-On-Sea's Christmas Tree Festival gets underway
tree festival has opened this weekend, with over 30 sparkling
trees on display for a fortnight.
Andrew's Church is holding the popular festival, which is open
to the public for the next two weeks.
Local businesses and groups from across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
have set up and decorated the trees with unique items relevant
to the sponsor.
the trees is one from Home Hardware with tools hidden in the branches,
while Burnham Horticultural Society's tree features sprouts and
seed packets as decorations!
Baytree Building tree has a yellow safety hat in place of a star
on top, while the BARB Search & Rescue tree features several
tree from the Burnham Food and Drink Festival has chillis among
its foliage, while one from hairdresser Mike Lowe features hair
also an entry from the team at Burnham-On-Sea.com, complete with
a hidden camera and computer mouse.
Richard Allen said: "The 31 trees look wonderful - we have
our biggest-ever selection this year thanks to a number of additional
businesses and groups joining in. It's great to see the community
coming together like this at this special time of year."
trees were illuminated for the first time on Saturday evening
(December 13th) when a dedication service was held. They are now
on show to the public from 10am-4pm each weekday until the Saturday
is free, but charity donations are welcome. The church has also
created a life-size crib scene with donations going to The Children's
trees have been provided by Crafty Teacup, Kyffins, Burnham Funeral
Services, The Star Prayer Tree, Town Council and Princess Theatre,
Burnham Rotary Club, St Andrew's Church Choir, Mike Lowe, Positive
Wealth Creation, Food Festival, Material Needs, Home Hardware,
Burnham Infants School, Burnham Brownies and Gemini Tae Kwon-Do.
are also trees by Ritz Acoustic Club, Baytree Building, The Toy
Cupboard, Somewhere House, Scott's Furnishing, Round Tower Guesthouse,
Baytree Upholstery, Burnham Horticultural Society, BARB Search
& Rescue, The Ritz Cinema, St Andrew's School, St Andrew's
Youth, Burnham-On-Sea.com, Highbridge Friends of Childrens Hospice
South West, Co-Operative Funeral Care and St Andrew's Parish Church.
team from Somewhere House were also selling resfreshments at Saturday's
event to raise funds. A baking competition was also held on Friday
leading up to the opening of the tree festival.