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Festival, Fri 7 - Sun 9 Dec 2018

Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival

Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival




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Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival Open for Entries

Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival once again invites all individuals, families, schools, businesses and societies to decorate a tree for display in All Saints’ Church on Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th December 2018.

Raising money for All Saints’ and St James’s Churches, visitors can come along to view the displays and vote for their favourite. In all, over 300 people are involved in organising and running the Festival. More than 90 local residents bake enough cakes, pies, scones, pastries, and tarts to feed the crowds at the refreshment stall. There is a special Christmas Shop which sells festive decorations, presents and edible goodies and hot chestnuts and mulled wine are also on sale.

Throughout the Festival choirs, soloists, organists, pianists and instrumentalists play and sing for visitors in the Lady Chapel adding to the delights. There are special activities and competitions for the children with personalised certificates for winners in two age-groups.

General admission is £3.50 adults and children/students free, 10am-6pm, last admission 5.15pm. A festival shuttle bus also operates on both days.

To find out more, or to enter a tree, visit www.brightlingseachristmastreefestival.co.uk.

Evening Gala Concerts

A highlight of Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival, Evening Gala Concerts will also be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with each concert offering a different selection of festive music accompanied by Christmas refreshments set against the spectacular Christmas tree displays.

Tickets available from Spirals in Brightlingsea.

Friday 7 December
An evening of Christmas music with the Women in Harmony
Doors 7pm tickets £7.50 each

The 24-strong Women in Harmony group will be performing a programme of carols, Christmas music, solos and audience participation numbers to open this year’s festival. Each ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine and mince pie (cash bar available). The audience will also get a first look at the popular Festival Gift Shop.

Saturday 8 December
Gala Concert with The Motley Crew
Doors 7.30pm tickets £12.50 each

This year’s ever popular Saturday evening Gala Concert will feature the robust singing of the Motley Crew who will perform sea shanties, festive wassail songs and readings. Each ticket includes a complimentary two-course canapé supper and glass of wine (cash bar available).

Sunday 9 December 2018
Christmas Carol Sing-a-long
Doors 6pm General Admission ticket

No Festival would be complete without a wonderful Christmas carol sing-a-along. Led by Chris Bloor, the Festival will conclude with this much loved and widely anticipated event that brings families and friends together to sing a delightful selection of festive music.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 7 - Sun 9 Dec 2018

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