Nenagh to host first ever Christmas tree festival

Nenagh is to host its first ever Christmas tree festival in St Mary's Church of Ireland
St Mary’s Church of Ireland Nenagh will host Nenagh’s first ever Christmas Tree Festival in December. The festival will provide free advertising to the businesses of Nenagh who choose to participate, as there will be no cost to take part and will add an extra dimension to the spirit and enjoyment of Christmas to the many citizens we hope will visit the festival.

St Mary’s Church of Ireland Nenagh will host Nenagh’s first ever Christmas Tree Festival in December. The festival will provide free advertising to the businesses of Nenagh who choose to participate, as there will be no cost to take part and will add an extra dimension to the spirit and enjoyment of Christmas to the many citizens we hope will visit the festival.

It is hoped also that it will tempt groups from outside the immediate locality, bringing extra Christmas business into Nenagh’s shops and markets.

The benefits don’t stop there, with fundraising for the festival’s chosen charity, Irish Guide Dogs for the blind, as well as for St Mary’s own projects.

To take part, apply to nenaghchristmastreefestival@gmail.com and you will allocated a slot, on a first come first served basis. Display benches will be set up in the church, with plenty of power sockets for lights if desired. Decorated trees should be set up and in position during and by the end of Friday, December 12.

The trees can be real or fake, traditional or “adventurous”, up to a maximum height of around five feet. The more variety the better to entertain the visitors.

Admission will be €3 per person, with children (accompanied by an adult) free. Refreshments will be for sale along with homemade jams, chutneys and crafts. There will also be a raffle and various musical and worship events are planned for during the festival.

The official opening of the St Mary’s Nenagh Christmas Tree Festival will take place on Saturday, December 13, and will run until Sunday, December 21.

For more information contact nenaghchristmastreefestival@gmail.com or call 089-4901511.