DECORATION: Steele and Beau Turner get ready to decorate their own Christmas tree.
DECORATION: Steele and Beau Turner get ready to decorate their own Christmas tree. Michael Doyle

Festival of trees hits region

FUN and creativity is the inspiration behind the Dalby Christmas Tree Festival, as the Dalby Baptist Church encourages the community to get into the festive spirit.

For the second year in a row the festival will be held in town, and there is still plenty of time for anyone who wishes to be a part of the fun.

The festival asks residents to build their own Christmas trees and submit them to the church for show.

Trees will be on display from December 18 until December 24 at the Dalby Baptist Church.

There have already been 40 trees registered to be built, with many more expected in the coming days as school holidays have begun.

Beth Wood, from the Dalby Baptist Church, said the purpose of the event was to spread the spirit of the season across the region.

"What we want to do is get the community involved with Christmas,” she said.

"It is an opportunity for people to come together and be creative.”

There is no limit to what people can do for their Christmas tree, as long as it follows the theme of 'Follow the Star'.

Trees can be either traditional or contemporary, and cannot be taller than 180cm.

"The most creative one we had last year was a fire pit which was made out of ploughshares.”

Mrs Wood said the festival was about much more than making a tree.

"This festival also gives people an opportunity to see some of the Christmas lights around town,” she said.

"There is also a nativity scene across at the Lutheran Church, which is great to see as well.”

Registrations for making your own Christmas tree can still be made with the organising committee by phoning 0419645671.


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