Christmas Tree Festival 2014
In it's sixth year, Cambridge’s original Christmas Tree festival had thirty Norwegian pine Christmas Trees on display, decorated by local businesses, schools and groups. This crowd pulling event took place in the splendid setting of St Giles’ Church, Castle Street, with ten days of events and activities. Local groups adorned the trees with lights and decorations on imaginative themes. As ever, children were busy making decorations for their trees; Little Acorns, St. Luke’s School, Park Street School and the Castle School are all represented, and local Scouting and Guiding groups.
Well-known businesses are also took part (La Margherita, Della Kaur, Bowns, the Beaderie, Nord, Steve Lewis Fine Art), along with several charities (Zabbaleen Trust, Save the Children, Namuncha Community Schools Project), a care home (Edward House), staff from a neighbouring college (Magdalene), and trees were decorated by the Museum of Cambridge, Kettle’s Yard, and several church groups.
There was a Scandinavian Advent Wreath Making Workshop, which has proved hugely popular in recent years, and gave visitors the opportunity to make their own wreath under the expert guidance of two Danish Friends. In addition, visitors were able to enjoy a variety of events throughout the ten days of the festival - Advent carols, live music and poetry at lunchtimes, a St Nicholas’ Day celebration with Romanian Carols and activities, a Christingle service and rousing festive concert by CSD Brass, followed by a cupcake tea.