Christmas tree festival to light up Kinghorn

Pam McLean and Marion Reid. Pic: FPA

Pam McLean and Marion Reid. Pic: FPA

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The final preparations for Kinghorn Parish Church’s Christmas Tree Festival are now well under way and will kick off on the second Saturday in December.

Each of the 16 trees has been sponsored by local businesses and organisations who will then be set the task of decorating them.

The trees will be transformed from plain and ordinary to being festively adorned with ornaments to depict well-known and loved Christmas carols.

The church’s social committee, led by convenors Marion Reid and Pam McLean, have been busy making plans for the festival since the beginning of the year to make sure that the event is a huge success and goes without a hitch.

Marion, who is originally from Northern Ireland, first got the idea about hosting the festival from a church in her home town, which held a similar event last Christmas.

She said: “As soon as I read about the idea, I was really interested and asked a friend to go along and report back!

“Lots of churches have held Christmas tree festivals in Northern Ireland over the past few years,” Marion continued.

“But it is still a relatively new idea here in Scotland.”

As well as the Tree Festival giving the town a festive makeover, the town’s Christmas light display will be switched on by Kinghorn’s Royal Gala Party who will be accompanied by local piper Walter Anderson and company, on the opening day of the festive event at 3.00 p.m.

The festival will run for three days.

Opening times are Saturday, December 6, 3.00 until 7.00 p.m., Sunday 7, 2.00 to 7.00 p.m. and Wednesday 10, from 5.00 until 8.00 p.m.

Entry for the event is £4 which includes a programme, refreshments and home made shortbread.