The lights of Stowmarket’s famous Christmas Tree Festival will be switched on by a very special guest on Friday 29th November. The doors of Stowmarket Parish Church will open at 5.45pm and it promises to be another outstanding Festival with over 250 trees.
They are decorated by various groups and individuals within the town and the talent that goes into creating such outstanding trees gets better each year. The aim is to help us understand the Christmas story through being creative. As well as trees with lights and decorations we have had some more unusual ones such as the Optical Illusion tree and the mug tree. Come along this December to see what we will have on display this year.
The Festival will last until January 4th with the Church being open each day from 10am – 4pm [7pm Thursdays]. Walking in the Church and seeing so many Christmas Trees sparkling is almost breathtaking and suitable for all ages. It really has to be seen to be believed. There is access for wheelchairs and buggies with an area to sit and enjoy a drink and a mince pie half way round the Church. Any group or business wanting a Christmas outing during December is highly recommended to book a date for their own guided tour. Entrance is free although donations are encouraged.
This is certainly a Christmas Tree Festival with a difference which is why last year it attracted 20,000 visitors from all over the region and further afield. For more details please visit www.stowmarketparishchurch.co.uk or contact the Church Office tel 01449 678623
As well as Christmas Trees in Stowmarket Parish Church why not visit the town centre where you can take part in the Christmas Tree window spotting competition or enjoy a Christmas Tree shaped biscuit in one of the cafes positioned in the main street lit up with Christmas Tree decorations.
Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival in St Peter and St Mary’s Parish Church
29th November – Saturday 4th January