Visiting the Christmas Tree Festival in the Cloisters of Worcester Cathedral was something, for me that was well overdue, especially considering that this was its 9th year! It was their biggest display so far with 100 decorated trees and not knowing the layout we had a look around the day before as we were already shopping in the area.
The festival was free to the public and was attracting plenty of visitors, so to guarantee a clear view a bit of planning was needed. Luckily Cathedrals open early and even better I was planning to visit on a Sunday morning, the day of the week that the surrounding city shops didn't open until their doors until 10am. With my daughter in tow we set off to explore the festival early.
What you see is a quarter of the festival, but it still shows trees created by many different groups. An embroidery guild, primary schools, a social club for adults with learning difficulties, solicitors, a drug and alcohol advice service and many other local charities and businesses. Each brought their own unique festive creative flare and it was a joy to see so many variations on a single theme. A bonus is the etched / engraved windows behind some of the trees. They were created to celebrate the Millennium by the artist Mark Cazalet and depict 1000 years of "an inspired Christian life".
Popular Christmas tree festival returns to Worcester Cathedral - Worcester News