Rotary Festival of Christmas Trees

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December, 2019

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It is nine years since I “reviewed”: this, so it is definitley time for an update! I can confirm that it is as good as ever and well worth visiting.

The Annual Rotary Festival of Christmas Trees is an annual event and a main money raiser for the local Hospice. I always enjoy going and admiring the different trees decorated by local schools and nurseries as well as businesses and other groups. I do love Christmas trees, as long as they are someone elses!

There are traditional favourites including the Hospice tree which is always decorated with bright cheerful sunflowers. Local schools and nurseries are always great fun with decorations made by the children. Local craft groups make their own decorations and even trees. Some depend on coloured lights for their impact, others are more restrained. There was even a very thought provoking one highllghting poverty and the importance of the local food banks in making sure everyone has something to eat this Christmas.

The morning I visited, a local choir was singing carols, adding to the festive spirit.

The Hospice always have a stall selling Christmas cards, calendars and small gifts. The church provides tea and coffee and also sells very good cakes and home made jam.

The Festival runs for the first two weekends in December and is a popular event in the run up to Christmas. Entry is free, but don’t forget to put a donation in the bucket for the local hospice!


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