The Festival of Trees runs until Dec. 13 at All Saints Anglican Church Hall.

Festival of Trees support Christmas Bureau

More than a dozen trees on display at All Saints church

More than a dozen Christmas trees are on display at the second annual Festival of Trees at All Saints Anglican Church Hall.

Businesses, community groups, and individuals decorated a tree to help support the Mission Christmas Bureau. CanDance Studio dancers helped open the event Tuesday afternoon by performing to All I Want for Christmas is You.

Visitors can vote for their favourite tree on display with a cash donation and everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food donation.

The festival is open from 2 to 8 p.m. until Dec. 13. There will be refreshments, activity for children, and entertainment from local musicians, including Rick Chadwick, Tangerine Group, Susan Dearing and John Gardiner, Sherry Edmunds-Flett, Kat Wahamaa and Tony Rees, Marlene Carr and students, and Liisa Nessim and the Joy Vox Community Choir.

The festival will wrap up on Saturday with a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, at 7 p.m. Trees that received the most votes will be announced that evening as well as how much was raised for the Christmas Bureau.

All decorated trees will be donated the the bureau and distributed to families who would otherwise not have one this year.

All Saints Anglican Church is located at 33077 Second Ave.

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