The Collegiate Church of St Mary in Warwick is the beautiful setting for the annual Christmas Tree Festival, which opens on Warwick Town Victorian evening, Thursday 28 November and continues until Sunday 8 December 2019. On Victorian Evening Festival doors open at 5 pm with entertainment for the evening including Occasional Brass, Two Castles Male Voice Choir, Hand Bell Ringers and Warwick Reindeer Trail. The evening concludes with a short Carol Service at 8.45 pm.

Visitors can vote for their favourite Christmas tree and be entered in the prize draw. Admission on Victorian Evening 50p per Adult and the remainder of the Festival £1 per Adult, Children Free. There will be entertainment to include a variety of music and events throughout the Festival. The St Mary’s gift shop will help with those all-important Christmas presents.

The Pop-Up Café will be serving tea, coffee and homemade cakes on Friday and Saturday of both weekends from 10 am – 4 pm.

On Saturday 30 November Occasional Brass and the two Castles Male Voice Choir will be returning this year from 10 am to 12 noon, to play Christmas music while you wander through the trees. St Mary’s invites you to have tea and cake with the Mayor of Warwick, Cllr Neale Murphy at 12 noon. Join with ‘Sing it loud’ Choir performing their end of season finale ‘Season of Dreams’ concert at 7.30 pm, tickets from www.singitloud.co.uk in aid of the Cleft Lip and Pallet Association

Another not to be missed concert is planned for the Thursday 5 December when The Contemporary Choir perform at 7 pm – singing custom written arrangements of the world’s greatest Pop, Rock, Musical Theatre and Disney hits – backed by the Jam Hot Show Band. A fantastic evening raising funds for Myton Hospice. Tickets www.tickettailor/events/thecontemporarychoir/305750

Local school choirs sing Christmas songs on Friday morning 6 December from 10.30 – 12 noon in a free concert, when doors open at 10 am. Come along to support Westgate, Ridgeway, Coten End and All Saints’ Leek Wootton Primary Schools. A magical start to the Festive Season. There will be a lunchtime recital by Jacob Lee on the Double Bass at 1.15 pm.

Santa will be visiting the Christmas Tree Festival at 10.30am on Saturday Dec 7 December and Occasional Brass play again from 10 – 11.30 am. ‘A Not So Silent Night’ concert is at 7.30pm where Sam Young, Simon Hogg, Liz Green reunite with other musicians to present this excellent concert. Tickets from Eventbrite.co.uk

All the trees are individually decorated by the community and local businesses. Come along and support this wonderful event. For more information please visit our website – http://www.stmaryswarwick.org.uk

Email – contact@stmaryswarwick.org.uk

Box office / information – Tel. 01926 403940 Option 1

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