The 14th Christmas Tree Festival will be from 27th November – 4th December 2014
Open each day from 10.00am – 8.00pm, except Sunday from 12noon – 8.00pm.
There will be a festival service on Sunday 30th November at 10.30am.
We are very much looking forward again to a successful Christmas Tree Festival. The Festival was founded by Adrian and Marian soon after they arrived in Fakenham with the active support of the Parochial Church Council. We hope now that Adrian and Marian have moved on to happy retirement, the Festival will continue to be as successful as in the past – from the community point of view as well as financially.
As well as the 70 plus trees that will be stunningly decorated and lit, there will be refreshments, raffle, tombola, the stall selling quality bric-a-brac, books, homemade jams and chutneys and Christmas cakes.
Each tree will have its own collecting bucket and all the money collected in those goes to that charity.
Maybe you would like to contribute in some way – prizes for the raffle or tombola; items for the stall; a few hours helping serve refreshments or clearing tables or stewarding. If this is you, please contact the Parish Office – 01328 862268 which is manned Monday to Friday 10.00 – 12.00 or leave a message and we will get back to you.
Most of all, come and spend some time in the church during the Festival period and experience something quite unique.
During the Festival in Fakenham Market Place the town Christmas lights, funded and installed by Fakenham Area Partnership, will be switched on this year at 4.30pm on Saturday 29th November. The event, organised by community group Kick Start Fakenham, will run from 11am with hot food stalls and fairground rides, plus charity & craft stalls. Santa’s Grotto (kindly operated by staff from Norwich & Peterborough and Fakenham Sure Start Centre) will be open from 2pm. North Norfolk Radio will be hosting the event, with traditional carols and an appearance from Fakenham Town Band. Fakenham offers a wide range of shops, including a large departmental store.
A reminder to visitors that free parking in Whitehorse Street is now limited to two hours. Free parking is also available at Tesco in Oak Street.
Thanks to Shirley 2107 who shared a video of the 2011 Christmas Tree Festival on her YouTube page.