Record number of Christmas trees at popular festival

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A record number of Christmas trees are being showcased in Sudbury over five days and people are being encouraged to visit the town’s annual festival.

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The Sudbury Christmas Tree Festival, which is in its 16th year and is organised by Sudbury Rotary Club, started on Wednesday, December 5, and ends on Sunday, December 9.

A record total of 98 eye-catching trees, which have been decorated by schools, businesses, charities and other organisations, are on display in St Peter’s.

Malcolm Offord, organiser, said: “It’s looking fantastic. The more people come down and have a look then the more money we raise for charity.

“So many different organisations decorate trees, it covers the whole of Sudbury life. It’s that coming together which I think is really important.”

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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Hundreds of people are expected to visit the festival, including groups of school pupils from the local area.

The beneficiaries of this year’s festival will be East Anglian Air Ambulance, the Richmond Fellowship and Sudbury Befriending.

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BRO

Elsie and Olivia Moores, Lexie and Taylor Owen enjoying the twinkling trees Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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