Burnham-On-Sea’s 10th annual Christmas tree festival has opened in the town this weekend, with dozens of sparkling trees on display.

St Andrew’s Church is holding the popular festival, which is open to the public each day from 10am to 4pm (except Sundays). Visitors call in and enjoy the trees and a life-size crib scene. The Trees will be up until Twelfth Night.

Over 40 local businesses and groups from across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have set up and decorated the trees with unique festive items.

A service to mark the opening was held on Saturday evening (December 7th), attended by many local people and led by Rev Richard Allen.

The 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 the first thirteen trees to over 40 this year.”

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