CHRISTMAS trees will once again be making a show of themselves at St Mary’s Church in Warwick.
The annual Christmas Tree Festival opens on Victorian Evening on November 30 and runs until December 10.
Visitors will be able to vote for their favourite tree, and other entertainment will include a hand bell ringing demonstration, mulled wine and mince pies. Craft stalls will also be offering Christmas gifts. The evening will be rounded off with a short carol service at 8.45pm.
Admission on Victorian Evening is 50p (children free).
School choirs will be singing Christmas songs on Friday morning December 1 in a free concert, with doors opening at 10am.
At 12.30pm there will be a guided tour of St Mary’s priced £3. Places must be booked in advance by calling 01926 403940.
The following day the church will host a Christmas Charity Concert – by the Gentlemen of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace – in aid of Rufus’ Friends’ Fund. Tickets priced £15, including drinks reception, are available by calling 01926 257965.
Santa will be visiting the Christmas Tree Festival on Saturday December 9 at 11am, and Da Capo acappella chamber choir will be singing at 11 am and 1pm, followed by the Guild of Bell Ringer’s Carol Service at 2pm. Entry is free with donations welcomed.
Scholars present a Carols & Canapés Christmas concert in the evening at 7.30pm, followed by mulled wine and festive food supplied by Clara’s Kitchen.
Tickets priced £12.50 (£11 concessions) are available by calling 01926 403940.
Visit www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk for full details.