Christmas Tree Festival and Craft Competition 2012
Those who came and visited our spectacular tree festival last year agreed that the 70 Christmas trees in Aylesford Church were a WOW!! So we are repeating it this year, and you are invited to display a tree - for FREE!
We hope that we will again have 70 or more trees of all sizes, from individuals, families, local companies, schools, voluntary groups, people celebrating a wedding anniversary, etc etc. This is a way for you to advertise your company/group for free or just to have fun or to celebrate something in your life. Children are welcome to exhibit trees as well.
We are looking for unusual trees; some ideas in the past have been:
Help 4 Heroes
A bit of a Ding Dong (by the Handbell ringers)
Campfire Tree (by the Scouts)
And a Lavatree!
Your tree can be of any size but the organizers will choose where to place it in the church. It will need a title and battery lights (our church electric would be unable to cope with large numbers of electric lights).
The festival will be open to the public on the weekends 1st-2nd December and 8th-9th December and there will be refreshments throughout. Children under 16 will enter free, while adults (those 16 and over) will be charged £3 and half the proceeds from entrance charges will go to the Heart of Kent Hospice. Visitors will vote their favourite tree.
The festival will include a reception for exhibitors on Friday 30th November, a Christmas Brass Band concert suitable for all ages on Saturday 1st December at 3pm and our Sunday services including a Christingle Family Service on 2nd December at 10am. Also a brand new craft competition will be happening this year!
We hope that it will be a BIG event!
If you would like to receive information please download a guidelines leaflet and an application form here.
Parish Office (open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am-3pm)
tel no: 01622 719366