Shining example: Twyford Christmas Tree Festival

Round & About

Between Thursday, 6th and Sunday, 9th December everyone’s invited to the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s Church in Twyford.

This is the fifth biannual event of its kind with trees provided and decorated by local organisations, voluntary groups and businesses.

The festival opens on Thursday, 6th December, and runs daily until Sunday, 9th with St Mary’s doors open 10am-4.30pm. On Friday, 7th the church will stay open until 9pm to accommodate visitors to the always popular Twyford Street Fayre. Admission is free at all times. Refreshments are available throughout the festival with a special Christmas tea and entertainment on Sunday 9th until 4pm.

On Friday evening the entertainment includes Reading Accordion Group, Twyford Handbell Ringers and the Work in Progress barbershop quartet.

At 2pm on Saturday, 8th December, Berkshire Recorder Consort will entertain, followed by the Avenue Acapella Group until 4pm. One of the festival highlights will be a Taste of Christmas concert on Saturday 8th at 7.30pm. On Sunday 9th, by popular request, Bonnie The Bubble Lady will return followed by Twyford Glee Club at 2pm. The climax on Sunday is a carol service at 4.30pm.

Concert tickets £10 for adults, £5 children from the Floor Store in the High Street on 0118 934 3328.