HDFA ‘Christmas Tree Forest’ brings some much-needed cheer to Hunstanton!

HDFA ‘Christmas Tree Forest’ brings some much-needed cheer to Hunstanton!
Verity Jowett (at front) & Christine Earnshaw are with members of the Men's Shed

Situated on Hunstanton’s Upper Green, the ‘Christmas Tree Forest’ is an outdoor installation consisting of seven wooden Christmas trees made out of recycled wooden pallets, festooned with hundreds of wooden Christmas baubles, decorated by hand by local schools and community groups.

The project, spearheaded by the HDFA, was put together with the help of Men’s Shed Hunstanton who designed and constructed the wooden trees, and it’s hoped it will bring some Christmas cheer to local residents who can come and view the ‘forest’ all through December.

HDFA Festival Director Stephen Hayter said “We’re delighted to be able to bring our local community groups together to make this new project happen. Men’s Shed have done a wonderful job constructing the trees and big thanks go to the children at Hunstanton Primary and Heacham Junior Schools for their enthusiastic efforts in decorating the wooden baubles for the trees.

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“We should also thank the HDFA team - Dawn, Christine, Ann & Verity - for their hard work and dedication in making this project a success and who knows, this could be the start of a brand new tradition for Hunstanton in the coming years.”

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The final touch - Verity adds the star.

The HDFA is dedicated to bringing the arts to Hunstanton and is responsible for the Music Festival on the Green, the 3-day event of One Act Plays, monthly craft fairs, the annual Christmas Tree Festival and other one-off events during the year. Find out what’s being planned for 2021 at www.festival3.com

Photos: Ian Burt