11th – 13th December 2015
Free entry – Light refreshments available
This is the 9th annual Tree Festival organised by Taunton United Reformed Church. Each tree is sponsored by a group or organisation that is either charitable or not-for-profit. Some are well-known, others less so; all contribute to community by relying largely on the goodwill, time and energy of volunteers.
The event is organised principally to help to raise public awareness of the several groups and organisations which work tirelessly for the good of others and the enrichment of society.
There are a number of new exhibitors this year and several charities which are not displaying. Please bear in mind as you look round that, for some of the organisations that have participated in recent years, there simply is not the spare capacity to take part by decorating a tree. This is a measure of the strain on society.
We hope you will be dazzled by the trees and by what you learn about our tree sponsors. Please enjoy some refreshments as you take a rest from Christmas shopping.
|Friday 11th||10:30 am – 4:30 pm
11 am – official opening by The Mayor
with Holy Trinity School Choir
|Saturday 12th||10:30 am – 4:30 pm
— including family Christmas crafts
12:30 pm – the Apple County Chorus will sing
stay on for
2:00 – 5:30 pm
6 pm : Carol Service (by tree light)
Programme available at the door, and (from late November) from
the Tourist Information Centre in the Market House in Fore Street;
or download here: Festival Programme – 2015