ST THOMAS’S Christmas Tree Festival will be bringing plenty of festive cheer to Salisbury.

Organisers say they are "overjoyed" to once again be holding the event, which will open from Tuesday November 30 and run until Sunday December 5.

The church will be filled with decorated trees and nativity scenes.

Local organisations, companies and individuals are applying their talents and loving care to create an array of displays – all to raise money for nominated local charities.

To compliment the festival, local choirs, ensembles and individual musicians will perform a programme of seasonal music and entertainment during the event.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy some seasonal treats at the festival cafe.

There will be an opportunity to take part in Christmas workshops to learn how to make festive wreaths and table decorations.

The festival is the starts the season of Christmas celebrations at St Thomas’s.

On December 11, at 4 pm, is the Children’s Christingle Service followed by the traditional ‘Carol’s by Candlelight’ evening service on December 19 at 6pm.

The popular, “Carols for busy people” will be held on two dates, December 21 and 22, from 1.10pm.

This festive period culminates with Midnight Mass on December 24 and the family service on Christmas Day.

This year, the Christmas tree festival is raising funds for The Children’s Society and Wessex Stoma Support Group.

For more information about the Christmas Tree Festival and other Christmas events at St Thomas's Church visit:

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