MP delighted with ‘wonderful’ Christmas tree festival as organisers prepare for second weekend

MP Mark Simmonds and Father Gary Morgan at Kirton Christmas Tree Festival
MP Mark Simmonds and Father Gary Morgan at Kirton Christmas Tree Festival

Decorated trees and a warm greeting drew crowds to the annual Christmas tree festival in Kirton on the weekend.

Visitors to St Peter and St Paul’s Church were able to browse the colourfully trees, stalls and enjoy warming home-made food.

Boston. Saturday 06 December 2014'News. Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter & St Paul's Church, London Road, Kirton

Boston. Saturday 06 December 2014'News. Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter & St Paul's Church, London Road, Kirton

The event was opened by Boston MP Mark Simmonds (pictured right with Father Gary Morgan).

“Although this is my last Christmas Tree Festival duty as a member of Parliament, my family and I are still living in the area and shall visit the Kirton Christmas Tree Festival in future years,” said Mr Simmonds. “There are so many wonderful trees and so much hard work has gone into decorating them and into putting on this annual event.”

The festival is also running next weekend (December 13/14) at the church so there is still time to see almost 40 decorated Christmas trees - each one provided by local businesses and organisations.

Home-made refreshments including soup, sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee are available along with various craft stalls, face-painting on Saturday and a raffle and tombola.

Boston. Saturday 06 December 2014'News. Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter & St Paul's Church, London Road, Kirton

Boston. Saturday 06 December 2014'News. Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter & St Paul's Church, London Road, Kirton

Events committee chairman Fay Houltby said: “This is our biggest Christmas tree festival so far and is definitely well worth a visit. We are open again on Saturday, December 13, from 11am-3pm and Sunday, December 14, from noon-3pm.”

The annual Kirton Christingle Service will start at 3pm on Sunday, when the children can bring their candles for the Children’s Society and collect their Christingle orange.