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It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas
The Willunga Christmas Tree Festival has become a popular family outing destination. Opening at the beginning of the Advent season it is a beautiful welcome to the season of Christmas. This year they celebrate their 15th Christmas Tree Festival with the theme of A Bush Christmas.
A bush Christmas at Willunga Christmas Tree Festival. Photograph by JA Rossiter.
This year the festival is sponsored by Onkaparinga Council. It features Christmas stalls, with plenty of Christmas gifts for those searching for Christmas bargains. There will be yummy home baked goods on sale, including fruit cakes, rum balls and Florentines.
The annual community event will be on Saturday 26 November and Sunday 27 November, from 10am to 4pm. Tour groups can also book in the following 4 days by appointment.
There have been many beautiful entries for the 2016 festival. Many groups come together to create wonderful, inspirational Christmas trees. The festival will be officially opened at 11.00am on November 26 with invited guests, honouring the 15th year of Willunga Christmas Tree Festival.
Come and enjoy an inspirational display of Christmas trees. Indulge in a Devonshire tea and browse through the Christmas crafts and stalls. There will be a children's passport trail, people's choice Christmas tree and music.
Children can explore the adventure trail throughout the festival. Every child receives a prize on completion of the trail. Enjoy the display of over 50 decorated trees and vote for your favourite to be part of the People's Choice Award.
An advent wreath workshop will run prior to the Christmas Tree Festival on November 22nd. These workshops are very popular. Visitors to the festival can view the individual wreath creations which will be on display.
Delicious scones with home made jam and cream.
For many visitors the festival is not complete without indulging in one of the delicious Devonshire teas. Laucke flours generously sponsor the festival.
The Christmas Tree Festival is at Bethany Hall neighbouring Willunga Uniting Church.