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Festival of Christmas Trees 2015

The 2015 Festival of Christmas Trees

Friday 4th December, Saturday 5th December, Sunday 6th December

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STOP PRESS.  To see and read what is happening at this year’s Festival of Christmas Trees click here.

Incredibly last year over five thousand people visited the Holy Cross Church’s Festival of Christmas Trees.

The planning for this year’s Eighth Christmas Tree Festival is well under way and aims as in previous years to retain the traditional methods of tree decorating. However, Sponsors are encouraged to be creative and innovative, and hopefully this year will be no exception.

A study of last year’s Festival photographs can be found in the website’s photo gallery, and photographs taken show the preparations for last year’s Festival together with the varieties of decorating achieved.

The trees had been sponsored by a cross section of Uckfield people, businesses and associations from within the local community. There were also Trees decorated by Uckfield’s five Primary Schools, and the Community College. 

Last year the Church was very fortunate to have the Festival featured on BBC South East today, and to have a live link with the BBC’s TV 

Friday 4th December is Late Night Shopping in Uckfield and the Church will be open from 10.00am until 9.00 pm (last entry at 8.30 pm).News Reporter Natalie Graham during the late night news.

On the Saturday morning Uckfield FM will be hosting an Outside Live Broadcast from the Church with their presenters Phillip Garland and Malcolm Newman and in the evening there will also be Festive Activities in Uckfield and the Church will be open from 10.00 am until 8.00 pm. On Sunday the Church will be open from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm and a Christmas Service at 4.30 pm will formally close the Festival.

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Click here to view last year's photographs. 

During the Saturday and Sunday there will be live entertainment featuring “Jimmy the Juggling Jester” and several of Uckfield’s talented musicians. Children can undertake a Quiz in the Church and then go to the Belmont Centre and try their hand at decorating biscuits. The Church’s Crafty Ladies group will have a stall in the Belmont Centre offering interesting and beautifully made craft items many of which would make great Christmas gifts. Visitors will also be well catered for throughout the Festival, because also in the Belmont Centre there will be Morning Coffee and Mince Pies, followed by Lunches, and later in the day Afternoon Teas.