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We regret that our special Christmas Tree Festival is cancelled again for 2021. Our amazing team of Festival Makers love welcoming visitors to the festival but overall we did not consider we could bring 5000 people including 700 performers together over the normal weekend. We share the disappointment of this and truly look forward to our festival in December 2022.
We hope to host a live festival again in December 2022 and see all our 5000 friends again. God’s Peace and Hope to all for Christmas 2022.
Normally the Festival opens with carols led by the Lowry Girls’ Choir and the lighting of the trees by the Mayor of Gosport.
TREES CAN BE SPONSORED by anyone who would like to do so. Please apply to the Parish Office. All trees are supplied, secured to their stands with an adjacent 3 pin socket. All that the sponsors must do is to decorate their allocated tree.
Last year a total of 782 performers provided a wide variety of Christmas music in support of the Festival.
As last year the CTF admission price was £3 for adults with accompanied children under 16 free.
All monies raised are in support of St.Mary’s funds.
Thank you for your generous support.
The aim of the Festival is to bring our community together in celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is organised and run by the community for the benefit and enjoyment of all. So please come along and bring your family, friends and visitors. Young children and old alike absolutely love it!
If you would like to help with the million things to be done for the Festival please contact the Parish Centre – we need all the help we can get! Last year there were 50 Festival Makers and 150 tree decorators!