Christmas Tree Festival returns for a third year

ST George’s Church, Mossley, will host its third Christmas Tree Festival this year along with festive events to raise money for the church and Emmaus.

The festival sees various local groups and organisations decorate trees that will be on display at the church on December 13 and 14 from 10am-5pm and December 15 from noon-5pm.

Refreshments available throughout. Free entry, with profits split between the church and Emmaus Mossley.

As well as admiring the eye-catching tree festival, visitors can also enjoy concerts and activities being held to raise funds.

The events begin on Friday, December 13 with a Christmas concert at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 on the door.

Breakfast with Santa makes a return on Saturday, December 14 between 10am-noon.

Refreshments will be provided by the Brownies and rose queens and the event will be attended by the Civic Mayor of Tameside.

On the same day, St John’s Band will put on a concert starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 on the door.

Last year’s successful event saw 50 charities, schools, churches, businesses and organisations decorate 53 trees, with 660 people visiting the church and raising more than £980.

Half of this was used to support the church’s work in the parish and the other half donated to the Mayor of Mossley’s charity fund.

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