Christmas Tree Festival 2013 Nave side islesThe 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.

Below is information for charities taking part in this year’s festival.

We have now filled all the spaces for the 2014 Christmas Tree Festival. 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.

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 Volunteer form to print off a form.

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 attracts over 25,000 people.

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

Entrance was free but people brought bags of coins to donate money to their favourite charity tree(s). Charities ranged from national charities such as the British Heart Foundation to local schools and nurseries.Christmas Tree Festival 2012

Throughout the Festival refreshments were available, including reasonably priced lunches and teas using local produce and homemade cakes and scones. Coach parties book in advance and we ask for £25 deposit (see below for 2014 Booking forms).

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

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.

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.