The success of the annual Christmas Tree Festival is astonishing, now in its 17th year. Start your Christmas by coming to see the scores of decorated Christmas Trees – most with witty names. Live background music all day. Tea, coffee, sandwiches, cake, roast chestnuts and mulled wine available and a Christmas Shop. Entry cost TBA (was £3.50 last year : children and students in full-time continuing education free). Enter your own Christmas tree! It’s free: ring Linda Salmon on 01206 30 63 65 or log on to the CTF website:-https://brightlingseachristmastreefestival.co.uk/ which also gives loads of info and pictures. The Festival concludes on Sunday with Carol-Singing amid the trees from 6 – 6.30 p.m.