Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival 2016
26th November 2016 – 2nd January 2017
St Peter and St Mary’s Church Stowmarket, IP14 1ES
The famous Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival will be open for visitors to see the spectacular Christmas trees from Saturday 26th November to Monday 2nd January. There will be trees here in the Parish Church, The Mix and Abbots Hall in the Museum of East Anglian Life. It offers a variety of themes and styles with something to suit all tastes. The Christmas Tree Festival is an established and well-loved event in the town’s calendar attracting up to 30,000 visitors to see four hundred trees in the three venues within a few hundred yards of each other in the heart of the town centre. There are also the towering Christmas trees and those illuminated ones on the lampposts provided by the Town Council. It is truly an experience not to be missed.
In our fourteenth century impressive and large Parish Church over 350 trees give that incredible 'WOW'' factor that has to be seen to be believed. So many of the town's groups and families work together to make a visit such a memorable experience. As well as a chance to think a little more about the Christmas story in a fun and imaginative way there is so much creativity and talent to admire. Some of the more unusual trees include an optical illusion tree, one made from 600 buttons and another with lollipops. There is every indication that the standard of decorating will be another showcase for the creative local talent.
The church will be open every day to see the trees although do check the calendar for the opening times. Entrance is free but we are very grateful for donations. Seasonal refreshments are available as well as a stall selling Christmas presents.
Stowmarket Christmas Tree Festival is a great place to visit and is one of the region’s largest winter attractions. We welcome coach parties, residential homes, school visits, and office outings etc. each year. If you would like to bring a group of people or a coach party please contact the church office to arrange a day and time.
If you would like to decorate a Christmas tree please contact the church office for further details about the theme and an application form. We supply the tree and there is no charge to decorate it. Businesses, groups, charities and organisations as well as families and individuals can apply to decorate a tree.
St Peter and St Mary’s Church office - telephone 01449 774652 10am – 1pm Monday to Friday or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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