All Saints Anglican Church is hosting the 2015 third annual Festival of Trees and a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ “AChristmas Carol,” in support of the Mission Christmas Bureau.
The event takes place from Tuesday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 12.
Tuesday through Friday, doors of the church will be open from 3 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, they will be open from 2 to 4 p.m.
On Thursday and Friday, visitors can explore Santa’s Grotto from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The dramatic reading of the beloved Christmas story takes place at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Trees will be displayed and voted on by all visitors to the Festival of Trees. Admission to the Festival of Trees and the dramaticreading will be by cash donation. There will be musical entertainment provided while folks are enjoying the beautiful trees andchildren’s activities in the afternoons. Photos with Santa will be available during the Grotto opening hours on Thursday andFriday. There will be refreshments for all.
Recognition, and Peoples’ Choice awards, along with the total raised for the Mission Christmas Bureau will be announced onSaturday evening during the intermission of the Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” dramatic reading.
After the event, all decorated trees will be donated to the Christmas Bureau to be distributed to families in Mission.
Registration for the event is $20 before Nov. 8, or $25 after. They can be obtained by contacting co-ordinators Joy Cox (604-556-6069) or Margaret Peake (604- 556-6976), or by email at JMJmission@telus.net. Registration forms may also be obtained atthe church office, 33077 2nd Avenue, Tuesday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.