Christmas trees, crafts and carols at Thurston’s festive festival

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Christmas is a time when people come together so what better way to enjoy it than with sparkling trees decorated by the community, fun children’s activities and a carol concert.

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018.
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Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Families have enjoyed 41 festive trees on display in St Peter’s Church and the library in the thriving village of Thurston thanks to the decorating skills of young and old who have come together for the event.

Starting on Saturday, December 15, Thurston Christmas Tree Festival has featured special activities for children with the Tricky Ricky Christmas Magic Show, Christmas crafts and a quiz.

The weekend will culminate in a carol concert at 4pm today, December 16, at the church, but people will be able to see the trees until January 5.

Richard Fawcett, one of the organisers, said it had been going “very well” with lots of positive feedback from members of the public.

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018.
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Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant


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He said they didn’t charge for the festival as it is “something for people to enjoy”.

Mr Fawcett said some of the trees followed this year’s festival theme of a ‘Victorian Christmas’, adding decorators had been “very inventive”.

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Those who have taken part include Thurston Primary School and Thurston Children’s Sewing Bee.

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018.
Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018.
Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018.
Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018.
Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018.
Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018.
Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018.
Picture: RACHEL EDGE

Thurston Christmas Tree Festival 2018. Picture: RACHEL EDGE - Credit: Archant

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