Halifax Minster bursting with festive spirit at first Christmas Tree Festival

Halifax Minster holds its first Christmas Tree Festival this weekend
Halifax Minster holds its first Christmas Tree Festival this weekend

Halifax Minster is set to be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with a forest of Christmas trees adorning the historic building.

More than 30 real trees will fill the historic space for the very first Christmas Tree Festival, heralding the beginning of the Minster’s seasonal celebrations.

The trees, in varying sizes, have been sponsored and decorated by different organisations and businesses across Halifax for the enjoyment of all the Minster’s visitors.

The festival runs from tomorrow (Friday) to Monday, December 4 and the opening hours are Friday, Saturday and Monday, 10am to 4pm, and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Entrance is £2 for adults but children are free. There will be refreshments and the Minster shop will be open.

Vicar of Halifax, Rev Canon Hilary Barber said: “We are very excited about this, our very first Christmas Tree Festival and hope that it will become an annual event. It brings together various businesses and organisations within the town who have been kind enough to sponsor a tree for this wonderful celebration at this very special time of year.

“The Minster is going to look magical with all the trees which will be placed all around the building. We hope that people will come along and see this beautiful sight for themselves.”