Villages start a new tradition with a ‘tinsel’ of sparkling Christmas trees

Bloxham Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary's Church. Some of the trees on display. NNL-140712-215020009
Bloxham Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary's Church. Some of the trees on display. NNL-140712-215020009

Community organisations in Bloxham and Adderbury have been getting super-creative in two competitive tree decorating competitions.

And the results at St Mary’s Church, Adderbury and St Mary’s Church, Bloxham have been a marvellous Christmas spectacle for visitors. Schools, pubs, clubs, WIs and local businesses entered the spirit of the two Christmas Tree festivals over three days, with 40 trees being displayed in Adderbury and 30 in Bloxham, raising money for the churches in the process.

Contestants paid for their trees and were given a day to decorate them.

Adderbury’s winning tree was garlanded by the Morris ladies’ team who decorated their tree with shoes, bells, hankies and feathers to represent the Morris dancers. Bloxham organisers ran a People’s Choice competition for the best dressed tree with two categories, adults and children.

Everyone visiting was encouraged to complete a voting slip. The winners were Bloxham Flower Club and Bloxham Primary School.

Bloxham organiser Ian Myson said: “We hope it will become an enjoyable addition to the Christmas season in Bloxham.”