Christmas trees return to tinsel town
9:00am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
BARRY is preparing for an invasion of Christmas trees after Barry churches announced its popular design festival would return for its second year.
The Parish of Cadoxton-Juxta-Barry is now seeking community groups, individuals, businesses and schools to put their unique spin on trees to be displayed in the Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Holton Road, during the festival.
The tree festival will take place from December 12 to 14, when visitors can view the trees.
Vale AM Jane Hutt, Town mayor , Cllr Claire Curtis and Vale mayor, Cllr Margaret Wilkinson will judge according to originality with a certificate presented at the end of the week.
The festival will kick off on Wednesday, December 11 at 6.30pm with the Christmas light switch-on, followed by a musical evening of events including Cadoxton primary pupils playing the hand drums.
Father Christmas has pencilled in the date of December 14 to interrupt his busy schedule to do breakfast at 9am.
Tickets cost £5 with every child receiving a gift and the church will be open from 10.30am to 1.30pm for tree viewing.
Barry Choral Society and St Richard Gwyn High school choir will provide the songs from 3pm before the announcement of the Christmas Tree Festival.
Concert tickets, costing £6, will include seasonal refreshments.
St Mary’s Church people’s warden, Susan Borges said: “We look forward to hearing from all those who would like to display a tree.
“This festival is being put together again this year for the people of Barry to enjoy as I am sure that we all will.”
A donation will be made to a local charity from the proceeds of the festival.
For details, or to display a tree, call Susan on 01446 747928 or 07866 078665 or email email@example.com