Tree-mendous Christmas trees

Christmas Tree Festival at St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme
Christmas Tree Festival at St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

Festive fun was had by all at a Christmas Tree Festival in a Calderdale villiage.

The rain couldn’t dampen people’s spirits as there was a great turnout to see the well decorated trees.

Christmas Tree Festival at St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

Christmas Tree Festival at St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

Organiser of the event Winifred Rogers said: “I thought it was a brilliant turnout, especially because the weather was so bad.

“I was really pleased with everything and really enjoyed doing it.”

Seven of the trees were themed around the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’where they took two verses each to use when decorating their tree.

Another seven depicted the Christmas story from beginning to end and there was also a prayer tree for people to put a star on and have five minutes to themselves.

Christmas Tree Festival at St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

Christmas Tree Festival at St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

Father Christmas came to visit the children on the Saturday to spread some Christmas extra cheer and refreshments were enjoyed as people admired the beautiful trees.

Winifred said: “I’m now planning for the flower festival in July - but I am trying to think of a theme for next year’s tree festival already!”

Christmas Tree Festival at St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

Christmas Tree Festival at St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

George and Tobias Collins, Cgarlie and Isaac Sewell, with Santa, at the Christmas Tree Festival, St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

George and Tobias Collins, Cgarlie and Isaac Sewell, with Santa, at the Christmas Tree Festival, St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

Obi Gilligan and Mia Korobczyc, at the Christmas Tree Festival, St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

Obi Gilligan and Mia Korobczyc, at the Christmas Tree Festival, St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

Christmas Tree Festival at St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme

Christmas Tree Festival at St Michael's Church, Burnley Road, Cornholme