Christmas Tree Festival opens for festive season
seventh annual Christmas
tree festival has opened in the town this weekend, with dozens
of sparkling trees on display for a fortnight.
Andrew's Church is holding the popular festival, which is open
to the public each day.
Local businesses and groups from across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
have set up and decorated their trees with unique items according
to different themes.
service to mark the opening was held on Saturday evening, attended
by over 100 people and led by Richard Allen.
church will be open from 10am to 4pm daily (except Sundays) so
that people can drop in and enjoy the trees and the life-size
taking part this year are Burnham-On-Sea.com, St Andrew's School,
Material Needs, Home Hardware, Crafty Teacup, Burnham Horticultural
Society, Christian Aid, M&F Carpets and Flooring, Ian Higgott,
Vince Davey Plumbing and St Andrew's Church Choir.
are BOS Interiors, Burnham Rotary Club, Mike Lowe hairdresser,
Baytree Upholstery, Somewhere House, Gemini Tae Kwon-do, Childrens
Hospice South West, The Ritz Cinema, Burnham Funeral Services
and Baytree Building.
other groups and firms with trees are BARB Search & Rescue,
St Andrew's Gives Parents, Co-Op Funeral Care, Burnham Brownies,
KDS Interiors, Burnham Food Festival, the Round Tower Guesthouse,
Somerset Time For Youth, Burnham Infants School, St Andrew's Youth,
Positive Wealth Creation, Moose International and St Andrew's
vicar of St Andrew's, the Rev Graham Witts, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The Christmas tree festival began in 2008 when our nation
was faced with an economic downturn and the trees were meant to
cheer people up. The festival has grown from those first thirteen
trees to over thirty this year."
St Andrew's School team with their twinkling tree on show at the
Hardware's tree has a world peace theme on the flags of the world
Time For Youth also has a tree on display at the Burnham festival
Richard Allen and Rev Graham Witts with the St Andrew's tree
for a money theme on the Positive Wealth Creation tree
festival also includes a life-size crib scene for two weeks