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A Victorian Christmas tree festival at Thurston

PUBLISHED: 11:26 08 December 2018 | UPDATED: 07:50 09 December 2018

Thurston Library and St Peters Church in Thurston are hosting a Christmas tree festival. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Thurston Library and St Peters Church in Thurston are hosting a Christmas tree festival. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Thurston Christmas Tree Festival is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16.

There will be over 35 trees displayed in St Peter’s Church and Thurston Library.

This year the festival’s theme is “A Victorian Christmas” and trees from local businesses, community groups, families and schools will be on show.

The festival will be open from 10am to 4pm each day with the village carol service in the church at 4pm on Sunday.

There are special activities for children with The Tricky Ricky Christmas Magic Show in the library on the Saturday who will be performing at 11am and 2pm. The show is ideal for children between three and eight years old although children of all ages and adults will be welcome.

There will also be Christmas crafts in the library on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm with children of all ages having a chance to make Christmas decorations and Christmas crafts. Tickets for this activity cost £5 per child and parents are asked to book in advance.

The church will also have a fun quiz and activity sheets for children throughout the weekend.

Entry to the festival itself is free but donations towards the cost of the festival will be welcomed.

The festival is organised by St Peter’s Church and Friends of Thurston Library.

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