Festive trees are adorning Chester Cathedral this year for the fourth annual Christmas Tree Festival.
The community-based festival features more than 55 majestic Yuletide trees, decorated by schoolchildren and business people, transforming the cathedral cloisters into winter walkways.
Vice Dean Canon Peter Howell-Jones said: “The Christmas Tree Festival is a great opportunity for us to give something back to the local community. It’s wonderful to see the involvement of so many schools and local businesses.”
This year, proceeds from the festival will go to the Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
Cheshire WildlifeTrust and the Chester Cathedral education department will also be running seasonal activity workshops for children of all ages from December 10.
Entry will be free of charge and visitors can vote for their favourite trees using festival voting slips.
In addition to the Christmas Tree Festival there will be special services to mark one of the holiest times in the Christian calendar including a free Carols for the City: Singing for Syrians concert for Christian Aid on December 18 and a crib service for all the family on Christmas Eve.
Christmas at the cathedral wouldn’t be complete without a feast of festive music.
Expect carols and seasonal readings from Chester Cathedral Choir at our A Choral Christmas concerts on December 10 and 17 and join singing superstar Will Young as he hosts a charity carol concert on December 14.
Carrot Productions are back with their family- friendly concert December 3 featuring a showing of The Snowman film, accompanied by a live 25-piece orchestra.
The Christmas Tree Festival runs from November 26 2016 until January 8 2017 and will be open daily.