Christmas tree festival

Stowmarket Christmas tree festival Photo: ITV Anglia News
Stowmarket festival, St Peter and St Mary's Church Credit: ITV Anglia News

A Suffolk Christmas tree festival is proving as popular as ever, with more than three thousand people flocking to take a look at the tree designs.

The Stowmarket festival is in its 9th year and organisers say it is bigger and better than ever before. Judy Eden is the festival coordinator.

Stowmarket Christmas tree festival Credit: ITV Anglia News

Every since Christianity came to northern Europe, evergreens have been a symbol of eternal life and so a Christmas tree can be central to the message of Christmas. Everybody has a Christmas tree at home and it's an opportunity for them to be creative and for all of us to work together.

– The Reverend Michael Eden, St Peter and St Mary's Church
St Peter and St Mary's Church, Stowmarket Credit: ITV Anglia News
Putting the finishing touches to Stowmarket's Christmas tree festival Credit: ITV Anglia News