The Festival of Trees is returning to Mission. / File Photo

The Festival of Trees is returning to Mission. / File Photo

Festival of Trees returning to Mission

Registration for the event, running Dec. 10-14, is open now

The seventh annual Festival of Trees, and a dramatic reading of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, will take place Dec. 10-14 at All Saints Anglican Church Hall, at the corner of Second Avenue and James Street in Mission.

Doors are open from 3-8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 2-4 p.m. on Saturday.

The reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales takes place on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

The event is in support of the Mission Christmas Bureau.

The festival provides an opportunity to decorate a themed tree (no live trees, please) and have it on display.

Organizations, businesses, groups, churches, families, and individuals are invited to register and decorate a tree at the festival.

“If you need a decorator, we can provide one. You provide the trees and decorations,” organizers stated in a press release.

This year’s goal is to have more than 35 decorated trees.

All decorated trees are given to the Christmas Bureau and will be distributed to families and seniors in Mission.

As well, all donated non-perishable food items, gifts, and cash are given to the Christmas Bureau.

Early-bird registration is $20; after Nov. 15, registration is $25.

Registration forms and information are available from Joy Cox or Margaret Peake at JMJmission@telus.net; Simone Redburn at simoneredburn@gmail.com; or from the church office, Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon.