After the successes of last year’s Christmas Tree Trail, and the Festivals we ran in the preceding years, for 2021 we’ve decided to combine everything into a fantastic month-long event! Adding everything together will make Grenoside THE place in Sheffield to visit and live this December.
We now have 149 trees entered in the Trail, and a further 13 in the Festival in St. Mark’s Church this weekend!
Grenoside Christmas Tree Trail
As last year, we want families and businesses to get involved by decorating and theming Christmas trees outside their premises and homes. The Trail will run for the whole of December, with voting for the public’s favourite tree from the 4th to the 18th. Entry is open to everyone in Grenoside – families or businesses can decorate a tree in their garden, either a traditional Christmas Tree bought for the trail, or an existing tree/bush.
Christmas Tree Festival in St Mark’s Church
Open to all local organisations and businesses to enter a Christmas Tree to showcase what they do, who may not be able to enter a tree outside any premises – or would just prefer to be inside. The festival will take place from 4th – 5th December.
Launch Weekend: 4th – 5th December
As well as the Christmas Tree Festival in the church, the Reading Room on School Lane will be open for refreshments, and down at the Scout and Guide HQ on Saltbox Lane they’ll be running a weekend long Christmas Fair with stalls, refreshments, and the chance to visit Father Christmas.
Carol singing and results!
In the late afternoon of Sunday 19th December, we’ll be holding a candle-lit carol singing and results ceremony.
We’re hoping that local pubs and cafes will get involved and be able to offer ‘refreshments’ of any sort during the event. We know some of us would have liked to be able to stop and warm up whilst walking the trail last year!
As last year there will be a small charge for a programme and buying a vote – we’ve raised over £5000 for local charities over the last few years.
Entering a tree for either the Trail or the Festival is entirely free, and we’ll let you know shortly how to enter!