Holy Cross Church twinkles in the light of Christmas trees

Twinkling lights and imaginative decorations adorn nearly 100 Christmas trees in Holy Cross Church for a festival which began yesterday and runs over the weekend.

Entertainment is being organised each day, and you will find mince pies, mulled wine and homemade lunches on offer in the Belmont Centre.

There will also be free face painting, biscuit decorating, craft stalls and more.

It is free to visit the Festival of Christmas Trees but donations are gratefully accepted towards meeting the annual £80,000-plus cost of keeping the listed parish church open, and towards The Children’s Society.

The festival will be open today (Saturday) from 10am to 6pm and tomorrow from 11.30am to 4pm.

A closing service will be held on Sunday from 4.30-5.15pm when carols will be sung before the trees are removed.

Take a look at some of the trees in these Uckfield News photographs but make sure to go to the festival yourself because it’s hard to do the spectacle justice here.

Some highlights to look out for include the memorial tree with white heart decorations, a tree transformed to look like a ball gown, and another intricate display from Avril and Alfred Maton who bring back their Santa’s workshop from three years ago and create new scenes around it.

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The memorial tree with its heart shaped decorations at the Holy Cross Church Christmas Tree Festival.

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Such a clever idea from Uckfield Divas WI who turned their Christmas tree into a ball gown.

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Avril and Alfred Maton with their intricate display, Santa’s workshop which they created three years ago and new scenes around it.

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See also:

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Ridgewood Post Office team chooses Christmas charity

Where to go and what to do in the Uckfield area

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