Droitwich to hold its first ever Christmas Tree Festival - The Droitwich Standard

Droitwich to hold its first ever Christmas Tree Festival

Droitwich Editorial 21st Nov, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016   0

THERE will be plenty of opportunity for residents to get into the Christmas spirit in Droitwich town centre next weekend, including the big lights switch-on, a Christmas market and a new event centred around festive firs.

The first ever Christmas tree festival will be launched at 3.30pm at St Andrew’s Church next Saturday (November 29), with a variety of firs going on display that have been decorated by Droitwich groups.

That takes place an hour before the town’s Christmas lights are switched on – that will happen at 4.30pm in Victoria Square.

Prior to the plunger being pushed there will be children’s activities, a Santa’s grotto, a funfair and the Christmas market.

From 5pm, The Lighthouse Company and the Community Choir will be performing in St Andrew’s Church and there will be seasonal refreshments afterwards. Food and drink will be on offer in the cafe at the centre during the day.

Those going along to the Droitwich Christmas lights switch-on can take advantage of free parking at the town centre car parks.

Drivers will not have to pay after 3pm in all of the car parks.

There will be more joy in the run up to Christmas as well, when drivers can have three hours parking for 20p on December 13.

Phil Merrick is the head of community services at Wychavon District Council, which runs the Spa’s car parks.

He said: “Supporting our towns at Christmas is really important.

“We have some fantastic shops on the High Streets, offering gifts of all kinds and we also support marvellous events to celebrate the festive season.

“There are so many reasons to come and shop locally and providing parking more cheaply, or free, is just one of them.”

The organisers of the Christmas tree festival are hoping people will volunteer their services to help make and serve mince pies.

Anyone interested can email Val Hawley at [email protected] or call her on 01905 827354.

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