On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December St. James’s Church in Boroughbridge will be twinkling with festive cheer as it hosts Boroughbridge & District Community Care’s Annual Christmas Tree Festival. The Festival is a seasonal favourite which takes on board the Christmas message of helping the more vulnerable members of our community.
The first festival was first held in 2000 and it has grown in popularity over the years with over 40 themed Christmas trees lining the nave and the side aisles in the Church.
The first festival was first held in 2000 and it has grown in popularity over the years with over 40 twinkling, themed Christmas trees, decorated by local schools, clubs, businesses, community organisations and individuals from around the area lining the nave and the side aisles in the Church. As always, the ingenuity of the decorations and the amount of work and effort that goes into the entries will be quite amazing to see. As well as the trees, there will be an array of other attractions including seasonal music, a tombola, and refreshments.
It is always a very popular event which raises money for Boroughbridge & District Community Care, a truly local charity that does so much for our community and we are hoping that this year it will be bigger and better than ever.
The event takes place in St. James’s Church, Boroughbridge on Saturday 5th December from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and on Sunday 6th December from 10.00 am to 3.45pm. All visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite tree in both the adult and the junior categories with the winners in each category receiving the Festival Shield to keep for the forthcoming year. The Festival ends with a procession led by Santa from the Church to Hall Square for the annual Carols on the Square where the winners will be announced and the trophies presented.
Do come along because it will certainly be worth a visit and you will also be supporting the work of Boroughbridge Community Care.