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More than 60 Christmas trees will fill St Conan’s Kirk this year.
The 2019 Christmas Tree Festival at Lochawe opens its doors to visitors on Friday November 29 until Sunday December 1 from 1.30pm to 6pm.
All sorts of trees, decorated in amazingly imaginative ways by groups and businesses, will bring seasonal sparkle to the magical event, say organisers.
‘A real cross-section of the community gets involved to have fun and showcase the many aspects of life here. Trees are contributed by individuals, businesses, organisations and groups. Visitors are asked to vote for their favourite tree.
‘Younger visitors are asked to search for Santa’s elves. The elves come every year to see the trees but like to play hide and seek with us, finding ever more ingenious hiding places.
‘Our Christmas Pop-up Café will be serving hot drinks and home baking. Visitors may also like to take part in the festive raffle,’ said a festival spokesperson.
This year, Oban Community Singers will be performing on Saturday November 30 between 2.30pm and 3.30pm, with Tarbert Ladies Choir singing on Sunday December 1 at 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Entry by donation.