St Chad's Christmas Tree Festival of Music, Song and Dance
05 Dec 2023

St Chad's Christmas Tree Festival opens on December 15th until January 2nd and will see this beautiful round church filled with trees, music, song and dance.

Shrewsbury’s civic church will be ablaze with twinkling lights this December, when a host of beautifully decorated and illuminated Christmas trees fill St Chad’s for the 10th annual Christmas Tree Festival. 

This much-loved festival will also include an on-going, varied programme of Christmas music, song and dance. And the best news is, there's no admission fee - it's a wonderful way to enjoy a moment's peace and quiet reflection on a Christmas shopping trip to Shrewsbury!

This spectacular display of trees starts on 15th December (with an opening service at 6.30pm), and will run daily until January 2nd, 2024. Trees are sponsored by local businesses and community groups and there are always wonderfully creative and individual decorations to enjoy. It's a feast for the eyes!

Christmas Tree Festival 2022

Joanna Hepper from St. Chad’s said: “We would like people to come and enjoy what promises to be a lovely experience in the tranquil atmosphere of our beautiful Georgian church. The Christmas programme of music to entertain visitors will include performances by school choirs and performing arts groups, as well as the regular Friday ‘Concerts in the Round’ with the last concert on December 22nd.

"The Festival is a special experience, and the stunningly decorated Christmas trees set in the wonderful ambience of St. Chad’s will be a real Christmastide treat for all the family”.

“In addition to the Festival; other events are planned and Christmas Church services will be taking place throughout the Christmas period with full details on the church website. Please come and join us for these services to once again worship together at Christmas”.  

Full details can be viewed at the Christmas Tree Festival website:

The trees are sponsored by the generosity of local businesses, charities and community organisations and St. Chads is welcoming them back to sponsor a tree at its tenth Christmas Tree Festival once again. Information from or (01743) 365478.