Festive decorators and sponsors needed for Yate’s first Christmas tree festival

August 30 2016

A SEARCH has started for sponsors for a new Christmas tree festival to be held in Yate.

A SEARCH has started for sponsors for a new Christmas tree festival to be held in Yate.

St Mary’s Church will host the inaugural event in December but organisers only have a few weeks left to sign up sponsors who can decorate a tree.

It is planned to have 50 real trees in the church, with organisations such as schools and local community groups, as well as businesses, invited to get involved.

The festival is set to run over the weekends of December 9-11 and December 17-19, when the church will also be offered as a venue for seasonal music.

Mary Farrell, chairwoman of the group planning the event, said it was hoped musical groups and individuals would be able to offer evening performances on December 10, 16 and 17, while a selection of musical interludes would be put together for lunchtimes and afternoons.

Anyone interested in performing should email xmastreefestival@outlook.com while potential sponsors should contact Yate Parish Office on 01454 313105 by September 30.