Wilton Christmas Tree Lighting and Carols

Wilton Christmas Tree Lighting and Carols

Wilton is blessed with the tallest public living Christmas tree in Europe*, around 60 feet tall (about 18 metres) right in the Market Square.

On the first Monday in December, the Wilton Christian Fellowship conducts a carol service and nativity play with the local school children, brass band and both clergy. This year’s event has been extended and will take place on Monday 7th December from 5.30pm. The Car Park will be closed from 4.00pm and there will children’s rides, stalls, refreshments and entertainments before the switching on of the lights at 6.30pm.

The Rotary Club serve mulled wine, Reeve the Baker gives out Christmas goodies, The Baptist Church serve teas, Sarum Morris dance and perform their mummers play and Santa on his sleigh, very often appears as well. Afterwards, there will more carols in the Greyhound, and an informal folksy sing around and a Mummers Play in The Bear.

*The actual tallest living Christmas tree is at Kew Gardens Wakehurst Place in Sussex – but you have to pay to see that one!

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9 January 2015