Christmas Tree Festival 2013 Nave side islesThe 14th Christmas Tree Festival will be from 27th November – 4th December 2014

We are very much looking forward again to a successful Christmas Tree Festival. Below is information for charities wishing to take part in this year’s festival.

We may, as in previous years, be oversubscribed. Refurbishment work in the church, and concerns about overcrowding expressed by some charities in 2013, may necessitate there being fewer trees this year. We are sorry if your charity is one of the disappointed ones.

In order to ensure that the huge success of the festival over the past few years continues, we will once again need a volunteering commitment from participating charities.  Your help will be needed with refreshments, washing up and manning the stall in addition to general stewarding.

Application forms to take part in the 2014 Christmas Tree Festival are below and need to be returned by the 1st May. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of June.

Charity Volunteers. Your commitment as a participant in the festival is to provide help throughout the festival. We require each organisation to provide a minimum of 8 hours volunteering across the 8 days of the festival.  We would be delighted to receive names and times of availability on the form below, but please no later than 16th September.  Volunteer forms will be processed in the order received.

There will be a Planning meeting on Wednesday 22ndth October at 7.30 pm in the Parish Church. All organisations must send at least one representative. If you have any queries or questions, please contact the Parish Office on 01328 826628 where someone will be pleased to help.

 Click on Application Letter, Application Form and Volunteer form to print off a form.

Application Form – 14th Christmas Tree Festival
Application Letter – 14th Christmas Tree Festival
Volunteer Form - 14th Christmas Tree Festival


13th Christmas Tree Festival November 28th – 5th December 2013

Christmas Tree Festival 2012 ChancelThe highlight of the Church year in Fakenham is the Christmas Tree Festival which attracted over 25,000 people last year.

From 10am – 8pm each day the Church is lit up by 90+ Christmas Trees, each decorated for one of the 81 charities taking part.

Entrance is free but please bring a bag of coins so that you can donate money at your favourite charity tree(s). Charities range from national charities such as the British Heart Foundation to local schools and nurseries.Christmas Tree Festival 2012

Throughout the Festival refreshments are available, including reasonably priced lunches and teas using local produce and homemade cakes and scones. Coach parties should book in advance and we ask for £25 deposit.

Christmas Tree Festival 2012 ShopThere is also a walk-through Festival Market selling many items for Christmas including Christmas cakes and cards.

There is ample parking in Fakenham and you may like to use the Tesco Store nearby which allows 3 hours of free parking.

During the Festival on Saturday 30th November in Fakenham Market Square the town Christmas lights were switched on. Santa arrived to turn on the lights at 5pm. Hot food, craft and charity stalls in the square were open from 12 noon and stage events started at 2pm with FADLOS, 1st Acadamy of Dance, Fakenham Irish Dance School, Mad Science and others, the presenters were North Norfolk Radio. Fakenham offers a  wide range of shops, including a large departmental store. If you wish to stay we can advise on B&B’s. To find the Christmas Tree Festival just follow the AA signs as you come into the town.

Christmas Tree Festival 2012We raised over £21,000 in loose change for charities and during the last 12 years over £250,000 has been donated to charities taking part.

Telephone the Parish Office 01328 862268 to receive an information pack and if you wish to be put on the Church mailing list please use our contact form to send us your postal  address or  email address.

Please find below booking forms for download to enable coach parties to be booked in to the festival for either lunch or tea:
Booking Form – Lunches
Booking Form – Teas


Thanks to Shirley 2107 who shared a video of the 2011 Christmas Tree Festival on her YouTube page.