ST THOMAS’S Church is set to be filled with the colourful sights of more than 100 festive trees.

The annual Christmas Tree Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors every year, starts on Tuesday (December 5) and runs until Sunday, December 10.

Money raised will be split between Salisbury Trust for the Homeless, Wilton Riding for the Disabled Association and St Thomas’s Church.

“Everybody is welcome.” said festival co-organiser John Cox. “Be prepared to spend an hour or two and enjoy some refreshments and music and go around again. Come on your own or with friends or family. It is a joyful occasion.”

There will be light lunches and homemade cakes, as well as instrumental, choral and organ music during the festival.

Speaking about the event’s popularity, Mr Cox said: “People come to see the exhibits, the colour, the lights and variety.

“It is the colour and joy of seeing all the trees, enjoying the music and getting into the Christmas mood.”

The festival is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm, and Sunday, noon to 6pm.