Join in Westport Christmas Tree Festival

The ever innovative Holy Trinity Church are hosting a Christmas Tree Festival from Friday 7th December including music, mulled wine, mince pies and all things seasonal. The Christmas trees are being contributed by groups and individuals and can be made of just about anything. Everyone is invited to take part. All proceeds will go to the Holy Trinity Church Restoration Fund.

Upcycled and recycled trees, creative and tribute trees, indeed Christmas trees of all sorts, shapes and sizes will be on display for the weekend. Trees can be made from natural materials, found materials, knitted, crocheted, modelled or engineered.  Put your thinking cap on and let your creative spirit loose. There’s a place for every tree.  Clubs, sports clubs and community organisations as well as individuals are invited to get crafty and creative with their Christmas trees. Families, adult groups and children’s groups are all welcome. Use whatever is most associated with your club or group to make your tree – shuttlecocks, bits of bikes, musical notes ….

People will be familiar with the concept of the ‘tribute trees’ from the charming Flower Festival which takes place in the same venue each summer. These are lovely ways to remember and commemorate relatives and friends.

The Christmas Tree Festival kicks off on Friday 7th December at 7.30pm with music from the wonderful Westport Children’s Choir, the Octagon Quartet, The Holy Trinity Christmas Choir and Sing Mama Sing. Mulled wine and mince pies will warm the cockles of everyone’s heart during this lovely launch event.

The restoration work at Holy Trinity Church is well underway. At the moment, the focus is on the west facing windows, stonework and glass which is very painstaking but vital work.

If you’d like to get involved and contribute a Christmas Tree to the festival, please contact Maggie Hadden on 087 4117165. There is no charge to have your tree involved in the festival display which will remain in place until early January

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