In pictures: Willowfield's Christmas Tree Festival

Published 09 December 2013
(Photo: Dave Bradshaw Photography)
Willowfield Church has been filled with 60 trees, decorated in two different ways. More than twenty artificial trees focus on common Christmas traditions such as advent calendars, snowmen and Santa. Forty natural trees show scenes and characters from the Christmas story, as well as other illustrated Bible verses and themes of Christmas carols.
(Photo: Dave Bradshaw Photography)
The trees were decorated in two different ways. More than twenty artificial trees focused on common Christmas traditions such as advent calendars, snowmen and Santa. Forty natural trees showed scenes and characters from the Christmas story, as well as other illustrated Bible verses and themes of Christmas carols.
(Photo: Dave Bradshaw Photography)
The festival was opened at the start of the month by the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Reverend Richard Clarke.
(Photo: Dave Bradshaw Photography)
The Ulster Youth Orchestra played carols and other festive songs throughout the evening as a large crowd of visitors made their way through the indoor 'forest' of trees.
(Photo: Dave Bradshaw Photography)
All donations from the festival will go towards the kitty for the redevelopment of the church hall, estimated to cost £1million. Fundraising efforts have reached £250,000 so far for the hall, which will feature sports facilities, meeting rooms and kitchens.

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