The Thurston Christmas Tree Festival returns for 2018
On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December the Thurston Christmas Tree Festival will return with over 35 trees displayed in St Peter’s Church and Thurston Library. This year the festival as a theme of ‘A Victorian Christmas’ for everyone to enjoy. Trees from local businesses, community groups, families and schools will be on show.
Each day the festival will be open from 10am to 4pm with the village carol service in the church at 4pm on Sunday.
There are special activities for children with The Tricky Ricky Christmas Magic Show in the library on the Saturday. Tricky Ricky, was very popular at last year’s event and will once again be entertaining children. Tricky Ricky will be around most of Saturday and performing at 11am and 2pm. The show is ideal for children between 3 and 8 years although children of all ages and adults will be welcome.
There will also be Christmas crafts in the library on Sunday from 1pm to 3pm with children of all ages having a chance to make Christmas decorations and Christmas crafts. Tickets for this activity cost £5 per child and parents are asked to book in advance.
The church will also have a fun quiz and activity sheets for children throughout the weekend. Entry to the festival itself is free but donations towards the cost of the festival will be welcomed. The Festival is organised by St Peter’s Church and The Friends of Thurston Library.