Farndon Christmas Tree Festival, 2017, back for a third year!
Friday December 1st to Sunday December 10th at St. Chad's Church, Farndon
Individuals, families, charities and local businesses are invited once again to support the festival by providing and decorating a tree (real or artificial) for the festival period. Last year over 850 people visited the church to admire the trees and vote for their favourite ones. All proceeds from the festival, which once again has free admission to all visitors during the ten day period, go towards the work of the church in Farndon. Proceeds from last year helped in particular to part fund a new heating boiler and a professional sound system for the church building. The cost of application remains at 20 again this year. Last year all available spaces were taken up and once again we will be handling applications on a 'first come, first served' basis
For sponsored tree application forms and information pack please contact Sally Mason on 01829 270847 or by email, sally.mason3@btinternet.com
We look forward to welcoming you to the festival and the beginning of the Christmas period in the Church calendar

Following the popularity of the last two years, this year's festival has grown in size, voting categories have been extended and a new Children's Potted Tree Competition introduced for the first time
The outline programme is as follows;
Friday 1st December
7pm, opening ceremony, followed by sponsors introducing their trees and switching on the lights. Mulled wine, mince pies, seasonal music and the voting begins.....
Saturday 2nd December
Open viewing of trees from 10am till dusk; 2pm, seasonal stalls and Santa's grotto; 5.30pm, Farndon Band play a small medley of carols, lighting of the Church Christmas tree followed by procession to the centre of the village for the lighting of the village tree by the Parish Council
Sunday 3rd December
Open viewing of trees re-opens at 11am till dusk; 6.30pm, Carols by Candlelight
Wednesday 6th December

Auction of Festive Hampers at the Greyhound Inn, Farndon at 7pm

Sunday 10th December

10.15am, Messy Church Nativity and Toy Service


Trees will remain on open view throughout the festival period and tea/coffee will be available to all visitors. Details of the arrangements for Tree Awards will be announced at the beginning of the Festival. The final programme will be available at the opening ceremony. Look out for more publicity around the village and on social media






 

 

 

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