The festive season in Hoylake will start with a big switch-on at St Hildeburgh’s third annual Christmas Tree Festival – bigger and better than ever with more than 30 decorated trees in the beautiful church – on Friday, December 7, at 7.30pm.
The switch-on, by the child who wins a tree-decoration competition at the town’s Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School will launch a festival weekend, with music throughout – carol-singing to Wirral Ukulele Orchestra, songs by Holy Trinity School pupils and Hoylake Choral Society and a seasonal singalong led by guitarist Brian Lupton and Friends. There will be wine and mince pies, visits from Santa Claus on both Saturday and Sunday and a Christmas market.
Visitors will receive tickets (£2 for adults, free to children) and use them to vote for their favourite tree in three categories – most original, most fun and most elegant. The festival will finish with a traditional Christingle service at 4pm on Sunday. December 9.
Festival proceeds will be shared between St Hildeburgh’s and a number of charities
The full weekend programme is on the church’s website at www.sthildeburgh.org.
Press release issued on behalf of St Hildeburgh’s Church, Hoylake by Dr Sue Wells,Christmas Tree Festival Organiser