Newark Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival makes return after coronavirus lockdown cancelled 2020 event
A popular festival will be returning to Newark this Christmas for its 13th year.
The Newark Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival will take place from Friday, December 3, to Sunday, December 12.
The event, which invites community groups, charities and businesses to decorate a tree, was cancelled last year due to the coronavirus.
However, it is set to come back with a bang this festive season with a selection of refreshments, stalls and music available.
The Christmas Tree Festival started in 2007 with just 30 trees, with most entries from local schools and children’s groups.
The event has gone from strength to strength over the years.
Some of the schools that were involved from the very beginning still participate today.
Among the event’s sponsors are Larken & Co Solicitors and Tallents Solicitors, who supported the festival in 2019, and estate agent Richard Watkinson and Partners.
The close of the festival on Sunday, December 12, will be followed by a Carols of Praise service at 5pm.
Church opening times during the festival period are 10am to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm on Saturdays (9.30am to noon and 2pm-5pm on December 4) and 12.15pm to 4.30pm on Sundays.
Entry is £2.50 for adults and 50p for children.