The 11th annual South Norfolk Christmas Tree extravaganza, 50 Christmas Trees in a Church, is set to take place at All Saints Dickleburgh from Sunday, November 30 to Sunday, December 7.
Forty-three local organisations, businesses and children’s groups have already booked to take part in the event by entering decorated Christmas trees. Just seven more trees are needed to make the round 50.
The event has a competitive side, as each organisation that enters has the chance to win prize money in the visitors’ vote for the best trees. There is also a special award for the most innovative tree. For more information, and to enter a tree, contact Rowena Roskelly, t. 01379 676256. The deadline for tree entries is November 15.
South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon will officially open the Christmas Tree festival at 5pm on Saturday, November 29. The festival is then open daily 10am -7pm, except Sunday, December 7 when it closes at 4pm for the prize giving.
Entrance is free, but there is a charge for the programme and voting slip. The festival is raising money for two charities, Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope and Ormiston Families.
Programme and voting slip charge: adult £3.50, concessions £3, children free and pre-booked groups £2.75 per adult.
Event organiser Rev James Roskelly said: “We are really looking forward to a ‘full house’ of Christmas Trees and are sure that we will reach 50 or more. This year’s theme is ‘Signs and Wonders of Christmas’. Our event is an excellent way to begin the Christmas season and we look forward to welcoming visitors to the festival to enjoy the glorious trees, but also to take time for peaceful reflection.”
Morning coffee, light lunches and teas are served every day throughout the Christmas Tree festival in Dickleburgh Church Rooms (next to the church).
Dickleburgh village is to the north of Diss, just off the A140.