December 9, 2017
Burnham-On-Sea Christmas tree festival set to open this weekend

Burnham-On-Sea's eighth Christmas tree festival will open in the town this weekend, with dozens of sparkling trees on display for a fortnight.

St Andrew's Church is holding the popular festival, which will be open to the public each day to Christmas.

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.

"After 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.

"There 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."

"The 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."

He 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."

The 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.

The 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.

Pictured: Rev Graham Witts and organiser Richard Allen with one tree

Also see:
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