The Christmas Tree Festival 2017

The Spectacular 21st Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival

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 Viewing in all venues Dec 7th – 10th  from 10am to 5pm. (Thereafter in three venues until December 31st).

 Those who have been to this special festival already know how fantastic it is, as they return year after year. If you haven’t been before than give yourself a treat and banish those winter blues with the most joyful event imaginable. You will not believe what you see. Come and celebrate our 21st Festival with us. Fun for all the family.

 This major Isle of Wight Festival celebrates it’s “coming of age” this year with over 200 beautiful  “theme decorated” Christmas Trees on display in seven very different locations. (Brighstone Church, the Methodist Church, The Wilberforce Hall, The Three Bishops Pub, The Reading Rooms, Mottistone Church and the Isle of Wight Pearl). Musical entertainment, Carol singing, Handbell ringing, Craft Fairs, a Mini Market, Lace making demonstrations, Cake and Biscuit Raffles, and Daily Refreshments all on offer. A  Free Park and Ride will operate from the Isle of Wight Pearl and Brighstone Holiday Centre on the Military Rd into Brighstone village with a further Free shuttle service to Mottistone and back.

This year we welcome the return of the “Nativity Pageant”. 2015

Performed every two years with a cast drawn from local residents. Follow the action and relive the moment of the very first Christmas – performed through the village and in the open air, the biblical story retold.

For the children there is a competition for the best decorated mini Christmas tree. The trees can be purchased (cost just £2) from the Brighstone Community Library (open Tues 9.30-12.30; Thurs 1.30-4.00 and Sat 10.00–4.00). Return the tree to the library by Tuesday Dec 6th   to be judged during the festival. Prizes for the winners.

Admission Free. All donations / proceeds from refreshments, concerts etc, to local and national charities. To date nearly £110,000 for local and national charities has been raised.

Why not get in the Christmas spirit with the special “Lights of Love “ carol service at 7.00 pm on Wednesday, Dec 7th at Brighstone Church. Tree lighting  by Nigel Hartley, CEO Earl Mountbatten Hospice also attended by Councillor Lora Peacey-Wilcox (Chairman  of the IoW Council) and other council members.

 Everyone welcome.  With over 50 trees on display in Brighstone Church alone the background effect to this carol service and all further concerts is truly magical. Refreshments afterwards.

 Viewing will commence the next day until the Sunday in all venues, continuing with concerts into the following week. N.B. The trees will remain in Brighstone Church, The Methodist Church and the Isle of Wight Pearl until the end of December.

 Click here to view Full Programme. Be assured of a warm welcome at the Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival.  Great Fun for all the family. So do come along and enjoy the Christmas Spirit with us – you won’t be disappointed. We look forward to seeing you.

 All enquiries ring Chris Goodman, Festival Organiser on 741166 or 07808132585, chris@brighstone.org or for mini trees contact the library on 740446.