Christmas Tree Festival

Thornton Christmas Tree Festival 2021 took place over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 11th & 12th December. The theme this year was ‘Christmas Stories in any media, including film’.

Despite the short notice that the festival would be held this year there were still 10 wonderful entries covering the 3 categories:-

1) Adult 2) Children/family 3) Most ingenious/original.

There were approximately 150 – 200 visitors to the church over the 2 day period and 105 voting slips were completed.

The 50p entrance fee and a small donation for refreshments raised £180 for the Friends of St Peter’s.

Winner – Adult category – The Polar Express (The Thornton Ringers)

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Winner – Children/family – The Snowman & Snowdog (Little Angels)

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Winner – Ingenious/original – Two sides of a Christmas Carol (Beta Group)

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Overall feedback was positive and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to do something ‘Christmassy’, whilst looking around our wonderful and interesting church. I’m sure there will be an even bigger and better Christmas Tree festival next year.

The weekend culminated in the ‘9 Lessons and Carols’ service in the evening. A lovely way to end a lovely weekend.

Best wishes to all for Christmas and the New Year.

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