Experience the Magical Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival on the Isle of Wight!
🎄 Embrace the Joy of Christmas: The enchanting Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival is a cherished community affair held annually in the picturesque village of Brighstone on the Isle of Wight. Delight in the festive ambiance as over 150 meticulously adorned Christmas trees grace various charming venues throughout the villages of Brighstone, Calbourne and Mottistone.
🎁 Where Creativity Shines: Watch in awe as local charities, businesses, schools, community groups, and individuals come together to adorn each tree with heartfelt decorations. These dazzling displays tell heart-warming stories of unity and holiday cheer.
❄️ Festive Fun & Local Giving: Immerse yourself in the merry spirit of the season while supporting local charities at the same time. Our Christmas Tree Festival is a wonderful way to give back to the community and make a difference.
🎅 A Winter Wonderland Awaits: Beyond the breath-taking trees, discover an array of delightful activities. Explore a vibrant Christmas craft market offering unique gifts and delectable treats. Encounter the magic of Santa’s grotto, where little ones can meet Santa himself and capture unforgettable moments.
🎶 Notes of Joy: Let live music transport you to a realm of merriment including St Mary’s Church in Brighstone where the Lights of Love concert takes place to open the festival in aid of Mountbatten Hospice . Local musicians fill the air with melodies that harmonise with the festive atmosphere throughout the weekend.
🗓️ Save the Dates: The Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival unfolds over the 7th – 10th December 2023 for the main festival, with our leading partner Isle of Wight Pearl running their programme of activities from 1st December to the 3rd January. This festival has been a heart-warming tradition since 1997. Mark your calendars for this extraordinary celebration of community and Christmas magic!
🌟 The Power of Community:It was started in 1997 by the Rector of Brighstone Tim Eady together with a small group of villagers, and was then taken over by Chris Goodman who retired in 2022,and has been able to raise nearly £100,000 for Island and national charities. The festivities traditionally start with a tree lighting ceremony in Brighstone Church in aid of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. This event has attracted around 5000 tourists each year from across the Island, Mainland and Worldwide. In 2020 due to Covid, a paired back version of the festival continued thanks to the efforts of Lizzie Wade and her team at the Isle of Wight Pearl. In 2022, Chris hung up his Christmas cape, and two new organisers stepped in to rather large shoes in the form of Emily Waters, of Island wedding and events business Little Luna Events, and Di Woodhouse, Community Development liaison officer for LWEH (Living Well & Early Help) service. It should be noted that our eternal thanks are given to Lizzie Wade and her incredible team at Isle of Wight Pearl, who kept things running during the pandemic period. Without her efforts, the festival would not have continued.
🙌 Uniting for Good: Volunteers are the glittering stars behind this festive extravaganza. From crafting the tree designs to managing stalls, their dedication brings the magic to life. Join the spirit of giving and become part of the incredible volunteer team. If you would like to be part of the festivities, please do contact us for more information.
🌍 Making a Difference: The Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival is more than just decorations; it’s a force for positive change. Proceeds from the festival generously support various local causes, across the Isle of Wight.
Join Us for the Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival:
📍 Where: Charming Brighstone Village, Isle of Wight
📅 When: Main festival 7-10th December 2023 (please refer to each venue for extended days and timings).
🆓 Admission: Free for All
🎉 Experience: Adorned Trees, Christmas Market, Christmas Pageant, Santa’s Grotto, Live Music
💖 Purpose: Celebrate, Give Back, and Create Lasting Memories
Make this Christmas truly unforgettable. Discover the wonder of the Brighstone Christmas Tree Festival and embrace the holiday spirit like never before!
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