Christmas Tree Festival
The Burton Overy Christmas Tree Festival was first held in 2000 and was the first in the county. It has been held each year since then and continues to raise a significant amount each year for the Church, Village Hall and Nominated Charity.
"Why is the Burton Overy Christmas Tree Festival always such a success?'' is the frequently asked question locally, around the beginning of December. Many visitors to the Festival (Often more than 2,000), tell us they look forward to it as the start of Christmas – and every year many of them go away saying yet again: "It's the best yet!'' Why? Because it is a truly village event, with pretty well everyone in the village making a contribution – whether it is baking a cake, helping to sell raffle tickets, collecting admission fees, clearing tables in the Village Hall, or lighting up a tree in their own garden or window – there's a job for everyone!.
The organising committee put a huge amount of time into planning the festival in detail – and they are immensely grateful for all the willing help they are able to recruit. They aim to keep its traditional flavour, plus including some fresh new ideas to keep it exciting and attractive to visitors.
The nominated charity
The Burton Overy Christmas Tree Festival 2019 supported a very local charity; The Well at Kibworth. Over 1,500 visitors were welcomed and over £9,500 raised.
Dates for the 2019 festival were:
Friday 29th November 10:00 - 18:30
Saturday 30th November 10:00 - 18:30
Sunday 1st December 10:00 - 17:00
1778 voting slips were counted and the winners are …..
1st Sweet TREEts - Zoe Williamson and Louisa Rawlings
2nd Not Mushroom in the Inn! They're all outside! - Barbara Lloyd
3rd A Cuppa Tree - Neil, Tracey and Molly Gregson
1st Christmas Stuffing with all the Trimmings - Lottie King
2nd We'll never 'tyre' of Christmas - George, Arthur and Charlie Barbour
3rd Elf and Safe-tree - Charles Alan Robinson
Burton Overy Christmas Tree Festival
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