The St Thomas’s Church Annual Christmas Tree Festival in Salisbury is a community event which celebrates Christmas with an array of uniquely decorated trees and traditional nativity scenes.
The event has been a fixture in the local calendar for the past 15 years and although the trees won’t appear alongside each other at the Church this year, the same seasonal spirit will be captured in St Thomas’s first online Christmas Tree Festival instead!
Organisers have created a dedicated website for the Festival, so you can take a virtual walk through this year’s entries whenever you wish from Tuesday 1st December – Tuesday 15th December.
A total of 52 trees will be featuring, whilst there will also be the opportunity to listen to recordings of the 17 musical groups and instrumentalists who would have performed throughout the Festival.
All of the Christmas trees have been created by Salisbury-based individuals, organisations, charities and businesses, with each entrant keen to showcase their quirky take on the seasonal classic.
Our brilliant Salisbury volunteer team have been busy preparing the Horatio’s Garden tree for many months, nurturing the natural elements and creating the handmade decorations to adorn it.
All the foliage and branches were gathered from Horatio’s Garden South West, making the tree particularly special as it truly is from the very heart of the charity.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteer Sheila and her husband, each of the thoughtful elements have since been artfully combined to create the beautiful final piece.
The Horatio’s Garden Christmas Tree is now standing tall in our office in Coombe Bissett and we hope to soon be able to transfer it to the garden room in Horatio’s Garden South West.
We’re enormously grateful to everyone who has contributed to our stunning Christmas tree and it’s a pleasure to once again be part of this lovely festive occasion.