Christmas tree festival is back

St John’s Anglican Church’s Christmas Tree Festival is on this month with the theme of ‘The Star’.

Last year’s festival was a huge success for the church and its congregation and so they are holding the event once again this year.

The Christmas Tree Festival involves local businesses, groups, schools or organisations making or decorating a Christmas Tree that reflects their industry or purpose. 

Trees can be real, artificial or creatively devised with decorations traditional, beautiful, inspiring or amusing keeping in mind that this year’s theme is ‘The Star’.

Decorations can be hand made or purchased.

The festival commenced Friday December 1 and runs right through until Christmas Day, beginning during the 68th National Cherry Festival.

The Church and event organisers hope local organisations, groups, businesses, clubs, schools etc will be encouraged to take part in their “exciting community event.”

A laminated tree sign that identifies the business, group or organisation will be included on the trees that will be displayed at St John’s Anglican Church.

Decorated trees were delivered to St John’s Anglican Church on Thursday November 30 and can be collected on December 27 between 10am and 12pm.

Anyone interested in taking part are asked to contact 63821811 or email stjyoung@bigpond.com to get an entry form.

St John’s Church will be open daily from 10am to 4pm (except Sundays) so the public can view the Christmas Trees right up until Christmas Day.

Opening times during the annual Cherry Festival are:

Sunday December 3 – 12pm to 4pm