30th Nov – 7th Dec
Christ Church Bray Christmas Tree Festival
Walking in a Winter Wonderland takes place in Christ Church, Bray, from Thursday
November 30 to Thursday December 7 from 10am to 9pm daily (please note
Over 50 Christmas trees decorated by local schools, community groups and businesses will fill the church. Focusing on the hymns and carols of Advent and Christmas the festival will reflect the surrounding community. Join the parish on a journey through a Winter Wonderland to the very heart of the joy of the Incarnation.
From eight foot high natural fir trees to trees sculpted and created from tyres, recycled materials, books and maybe even socks the Christmas tree festival set a festive mood and create a wonderful magical setting to begin the Christmas Season. Families and those young and old will be enthralled at the different designs as they pause and meander amongst the twinkling lights of the trees.
As each tree will reflect a well known or maybe not so well known Christmas hymn or song, the festival will be opened with a ‘Sing a Song of Christmas’ Come & C Songs of Praise service on Thursday November 30 at 8pm. The Parish Choirs and Archdeacon Gordon Linney will lead a wonderful evening of music for the opening night.Entrance to Walking in a Winter Wonderland is free as is the Come & C Songs of Praise but donations are invited towards costs. On Sunday December 3 the parish’s now famous Classics by Candlelight returns starting at 7pm. Tickets for the Classics concert are €10 and are available from Parish Office, Fleurtique and The Travel Boutique. A cafe and craft shop open daily throughout the festival.