Get into the festive spirit with Lichfield’s annual Christmas Tree Festival

Published on: Tue, 10/12/2019 - 14:52

Lichfield Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival

More than 50 charities, schools and businesses have secured their place in this year’s Lichfield Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival which will run from 30 November until 5 January 2020.

The Cathedral is at the heart of the city’s Christmas celebrations, from the illuminations starting on December 16 and running until December 21 that bring people in their thousands to see the Cathedral filled with light, to the Christmas Trees that will line the aisles.

The way the Christmas Tree festival works is quite simple. For £200 (discounted for registered charities) participants get a 5ft Nordmann fir tree grown locally at Bishop’s Offley, near Stafford with lights, to decorate as they wish.

It’s a way for charities and businesses to tell the world what they are doing at Christmas.

Visitors to the Cathedral will be able to vote for their favourite tree, and in January a presentation will be made to the winning entries.

For the winning school and charity, there will be a cash prize of £250 while the winning business will receive a Christmas tree shaped trophy.

All money raised goes to the Friends of Lichfield Cathedral, a separate charity which raises funds for the Cathedral. 

The trees this year will feature in the multi award-winning ‘Cathedral Illuminated’ light installation which runs from 16 until 21 December.

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