Christmas Tree Festival 2019

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The festival starts Friday 29th November 2019 and will run until Sunday 29th December 2019.  


Below is the draft programme for the Opening Gala with Christmas Market on 29th November 2019.  Please note that timings and running order may change!


  • 6:00 pm The doors are opened.  Seasonal refreshments and treats will be available at the Christmas Marketing in the Halls and visitors are free to explore the trees.  
  • 6:45 pm Welcome to the festival.  We welcome the Deputy Mayor and all the visitors to the festival.
  • 6:55 pm The magic begins and the lights are switched on.
  • 7:00 pm End of the formal program (return to music and refreshments)
  • 9:00 pm We wish everyone a good night.

The aim of the festival is to celebrate the many community groups that make the Sutton New Town area so special.  The event is being heavily promoted and last year we welcomed just over 1500 visitors to 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 this large number of people.


The festival will be a fantastic place to invite your volunteers and members to celebrate the end of another year.  Look out for the events such as the opening reception and community carol singing. You can also arrange for private viewings and use of the space for your own celebration.


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.