Chester Cathedral’s Christmas season will officially begin when the building throws open its doors for the annual Christmas Tree Festival.
The family favourite event returns for its seventh year on Friday (November 29) and allows visitors to escape from the hustle and bustle of the festive period and lose themselves in the cloisters – beautifully transformed into tree-lined winter walkways.
This year the cathedral have invited participating schools and companies to incorporate elements of recycling, to consider sustainability and to use items that have had a previous life – dubbing the event The Christmas Tree-cycled Festival.
Dean of Chester Dr Tim Stratford said: ” I was surprised by the level of creativity applied to last year’s Christmas trees, and am excited to see how our festival partners step up to our 2019 challenge.
“I’m sure our visitors will be equally thrilled – as they can vote for their favourite tree.
“Once again, the festival is proud to support a local charity, though for 2019, we will be supporting both Stick ‘n’ Step and Adoption Matters,” he added.
The Chester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival opens to the public on Friday 29 November 2019, and is open daily until Sunday 5 January 2020.