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A sight to behold! Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival looks set to be a sparkling success

PUBLISHED: 14:09 29 November 2017 | UPDATED: 16:09 29 November 2017

The Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Picture: Ian Burt

The Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Picture: Ian Burt

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It’s always a beautiful sight, rows of twinkling Christmas trees lining the pews and choir stalls and even in the font.

The Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Pictured is Alison harding from the Festival Team. Picture: Ian BurtThe Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Pictured is Alison harding from the Festival Team. Picture: Ian Burt

And by the looks of it the 17th Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival in the parish church is set to be one of the best yet.

Charities started decorating their trees on Tuesday hoping their creations will encourage donations from visitors to the church over the next week.

And as dusk fell our photographer Ian Burt captured the completed trees in all their brilliant glory.

There will be a total of 56 decorated trees this year and is expected to raise hundreds of pounds for each good cause along with funds for the church itself through a Grand Raffle and tombola.

The Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Pictured is Judith Smyth with the tree for the Rosemary Rooms supporting Alzheimer's. Picture: Ian BurtThe Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Pictured is Judith Smyth with the tree for the Rosemary Rooms supporting Alzheimer's. Picture: Ian Burt

Every tree has again been donated by Fakenham Garden Centre.

The church will be open daily from Thursday, November 30 until Thursday, December 7 from 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm to 7.45pm on the Sunday.

Refreshments are available throughout.

Joan Harding setting up the Fakenham Cancer Research UK tree. Picture: Ian BurtJoan Harding setting up the Fakenham Cancer Research UK tree. Picture: Ian Burt

The Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Pictured setting up the tree to raise money for the NSPCC  is Sally Heading. Picture: Ian BurtThe Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Pictured setting up the tree to raise money for the NSPCC is Sally Heading. Picture: Ian Burt

The Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Setting up the tree for the Age Concern's mini bus appeal is Leslie Francis. Picture: Ian BurtThe Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Setting up the tree for the Age Concern's mini bus appeal is Leslie Francis. Picture: Ian Burt

The Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Picture: Ian BurtThe Fakenham Christmas Tree Festival at the Parish Church. Picture: Ian Burt

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