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At this year’s Christmas Tree Festival we would like to have a team of people engaging with queuing visitors to encourage them to stay in the queue (when waiting times can be lengthy) and present an enthusiastic welcome to the event. We intend to be able to have teams of two volunteers on hourly shifts during peak times. 

Suggested busy periods are: Friday, 29th November from  5pm - 7pm; Saturday 30th November 10-4pm; Sunday, 1st December 10 - 4pm.

If anyone is interested please do get in touch (apologies, Christmas jumpers are obligatory!). If you like talking about Christmas, Christmas trees and St Mary’s Church this could be a golden opportunity to have a fun hour or two getting into the excitement of our event with our visitors.

Interested? Contact Phil or Karen Balding via email at: philloveskaren@yahoo.co.uk
 

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A generous gesture
Here's another fantastic story from this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
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Can you guess the theme?
Ragdale Hall Spa is delighted to be once again taking part in this year's Melton Christmas Tree Festival. Their team has been busy finding the perfect decorations for this year's tree. Can anyone guess what their theme might be from the picture? More ...
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All aboard for festive fun!
All aboard! It's full steam ahead for the There and Back Light Railway which will entering a train-themed tree in this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
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Anyone who had a heart!
Members of St Mary’s Mothers’ Union have made dozens of tiny knitted hearts for their entry "Love came down at Christmas" in this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival. More ...
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Don't miss the trees!
Louise Newson is one of the hundreds of people who have been busy making decorations for trees in this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
Chance to win afternoon tea
Here's your chance to win a hamper of goodies, including afternoon tea for two at Gates Garden Centre worth £24.99. More ...
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Don't miss the carols
Make sure you don't miss the chance to enjoy singing carols round the Christmas trees in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, on Saturday night (November 30th) at our special service at 5pm as part of this year's Christmas Tree Festival. More ...
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Mice work if you can get it!
When Jane Price decided to enter a tree in this year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival she enlisted the help of her customers, one of whom is just 10 months old! More ...
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Our tree festival rocks!
Rock on! Make sure you don't miss this tree decorated with painted rocks at this year's Christmas Tree Festival. More ...
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Santa's space adventure!
One tree that is sure to catch your attention at this year's Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, is a depiction of Santa’s journey through space as he navigates the planet on Christmas Eve. More ...
Tribute to a champion
One of this year's Christmas Tree Festival entries has been dedicated to a champion racehorse who was born in a small village seven miles away from Melton Mowbray. More ...
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Shining stars!
One entry in this year's Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray, will feature children who live 6,346 miles away in Kenya! More ...
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Tiger feat!
This magnificent creation is The Tiger Who Came To Tea and he was made by the local Stitch and Bitch group as part of their entry in this year's Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
Don't miss Queen Elsa
Fans of the Disney film Frozen won't want to miss the chance to meet our very own Queen Elsa at this year's Christmas Tree Festival. More ...
Sign up to help
Sign-up sheets to help serve refreshments, to take money on the door and to help with sweeping or general tidying of the church during the Christmas Tree Festival are now up on the red boards in the servery area in St Mary's Church. More ...
Don't miss Santa's magic keys!
Three-year-old Cody Bull was happy to hear that estate and letting agency Bentons will be bringing bags of reindeer food and Santa magic keys to this year's Christmas Tree Festival. More ...
By George, we're excited! 
We're excited to announce that local singer-songwriter George Simpson will be performing at this year's Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Church, Melton Mowbray. More ...
Chance to win a horseshoe tree
One of the more unusual entries in this year’s Christmas Tree Festival has been made from horseshoes. More ...
Future looks good for brave Evie
Evie Moore was just three years old when she was diagnosed with leukaemia. Since then she has undergone four gruelling years of cancer treatment. More ...
Plucky Evie to switch on lights
This year's spectacular Christmas Tree Festival lights will be switched on by brave seven-year-old Evie Moore, who has fought leukaemia twice and has undergone a life-saving bone marrow transplant. More ...
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