Festivities begin in Longridge with Christmas Tree Fair

Andrea Lovette and Val Wardley at their stall for last year's Christmas Tree Fair in St Paul's Church, Longridge.
Andrea Lovette and Val Wardley at their stall for last year's Christmas Tree Fair in St Paul's Church, Longridge.
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It wouldn’t be Christmas in Longridge without the Christmas Tree Fair.

All groups and organisations are getting ready for this major fund-raiser for St Lawrence with St Paul parish this coming Saturday, November 28.

They hope to beat last year’s total of more than £4,000, and have more than 40 Christmas trees on show.

These will give sparkle and fun along the aisles of colourful stalls and sideshows at the fair’s venue, St Paul’s Church in Church Street off Berry Lane.

Doors are open from 11am until about 2pm, music will be given by the Junior Choir and the timing is excellent for families to go along to enjoy hot turkey barms, sausage buns and delicious desserts.

As a seasonal balance, Claire’s Weightwatcher options will also be on offer.... as will mulled wine and mince pies!

Top prizes in the grand Christmas draw are £100 and a meal for two at the New Drop, and another raffle is the special for ‘You Choose’ crafts.

There’s something good on the Mothers’ Union stall, something new on the good-as-new, everything Christmassy on another, festive-themed sideshows and children’s crafts, Father Christmas will be in his grotto.

And you can have your photograph taken by the best in the business.

As the organisers say: “Walk down the avenue of trimmed trees, have a browse, enjoy a coffee or lunch... and let the Christmas countdown begin.”