Christmas tree festival set to open this weekend
tree festival will open in the town this weekend, with dozens of
sparkling trees on display for a fortnight.
Andrew's Church is holding the popular festival, which will be open
to the public each day to Christmas.
businesses and groups from across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge
have set up and decorated their trees with unique items according
to different themes.
a break of a year due to preparatory works for the restoration of
the church, the Christmas tree festival is taking place again this
year," said Rev Graham Witts.
are over 35 different trees representing local businesses, charities
and community groups with decorations including strings of Brussel
sprouts and the faces of a local choral society."
Christmas Trees are complemented by our life size stable which this
year will included a group of life size Wise Men travelling to the
stable during the weeks leading up to Christmas."
added: "I am glad to say that the Christmas Tree Festival and
Life size Crib are back in St Andrew's this year - we all missed
having them last year, and I know many people in the community will
be pleased to see the return of this event. The whole idea is to
celebrate the local community and sharing together in our enjoyment,
in a world where there is not a lot of good news at the moment."
Christmas Trees and the Crib will be dedicated at a special service
at 6pm this Saturday (9th December) when well-known carols will
be sung and mince pies and mulled wine will be available.
Church is open daily from 10am-4pm and everyone is welcome to come
along on Saturday or some other time during the Christmas Season.
The Trees will be up until Twelfth Night.
Rev Graham Witts and organiser Richard Allen with one tree
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge