The aim of the annual Sutton New Town Community Christmas Tree Festival is to celebrate the many community groups that make the Sutton New Town area so special.
We are delighted that the Sutton New Town Christmas Tree Festival has a new home.
This year we are coordinating plans with Enjoy Sutton and St Raphael's Hospice to make the Christmas Tree Festival the heart of a month-long "A Christmas of Giving" that will fill Sutton's High Street and the St Nicholas Centre with Christmas Trees.
The festival will run from Saturday 28th November to the first week in January 2021. We hope to make it the largest Christmas Tree Festival in London and if we can perhaps even the largest in the UK.
St Raphael's Hospice will be the flagship charity for the festival and their tree in the high street will be the focus for when the lights are switched on.
We've got quite a bit of planning still to do, however, we hope every business that makes its home in the High Street and beyond will take part and decorate a tree. Businesses will be able to nominate a charity of their choice but every tree will have a QR code that will direct the giver to a Just Giving page. All the money collect will go into a common pot which will then be distributed between the different charities taking part. Charities including not for profit Community Groups can decorate a tree for free.
The trees will either be in a store, shop window or positioned in the St Nicholas Centre. We will be able to use the St Nicholas Centre for Community Group Activities during the time of the festival.
Decorating and displaying a Christmas tree is a wonderful way of being able to promote and celebrate the activity of your group to the thousands of people who will see the trees this year.
Watch the blogs below to for news how your business or community group can take part.
PS: You'll need to either make or bring your own artificial trees. These should be between 4 foot and 6 foot tall. You can go wild with your imagination and decorate it with the theme you want to promote.
If you are involved in a Community Group that serves the Sutton New Town area then we want you to decorate and display a Christmas tree in a theme that promotes your own cause or community activity.
Are you an art group, a cycling club, or a Scout or Guide group? Are you a local school, nursery or pre-school? Whether you are a women's group, a knitting group or a model railway club then this is a wonderful way of being able to promote and celebrate the activity of your group.