No Christmas tree by 10 December? Then pop down to Burbage for the annual Christmas Tree Sale
There's always a risk when you buy a Christmas Tree too early. Whatever tree you buy, however much you are promised by the seller that it is of a guaranteed 'non drop' variety the likelihood is that by Christmas Day the tree will have shed most of the needles and will be looking decidedly 'twiggy' despite having been adorned with ever increasing amounts of decoration thrown on in a vain attempt to hide the once-luxuriant but now-spindly brown branches. And all the presents will be covered in piles of needles.
So, if you are still treeless by the weekend of 10 / 11 December a trip to the annual Burbage Christmas Tree Sale and Christmas Market might solve the problem. Not too early, but neither too late.
As always there will be an excellent range of British grown Christmas Trees and a team of volunteers on hand to help find the perfect one and get it bagged up ready to transport.
Now well into it's third decade the Burbage Sale offers plenty more than just trees. This year there will be nearly fifty stalls, each offering someting different for Christmas. Many present will be regulars, coming back to Burbage year after year, but quite a few will be new, appearing at Burbage for the first time.
As well as the trees and the market there will be entertainment throughout the weekend with the Burbage Signing Choir and Pewsey Belles performing on Saturday morning and the Millennium Choir on Saturday afternoon. The Savernake Forest Cub Scouts will be busy selling bird boxes they have made especially for the event, as well as some very popular wooden reindeer, which were a firm favourite and sold out quickly last year!
As in previous years, refreshments will be available throughout the event, and there will be children’s activities inside the church. A celebration service will be held inside the church at 4pm on the Saturday, to which everyone is invited to attend.
Once again family run Burbage based business Soft Options Water Softeners Ltd are kindly sponsoring the event. Simon Neate and Alison Cook, directors of Soft Options Water Softeners said “We have been the main sponsor for the Christmas tree sale for two years now, it’s an amazing village event which attracts more visitors to Burbage and raises much needed money for local causes. The 2016 event looks to be bigger and better than ever before, so do put the date in your diary and be sure to come along and soak up the festive atmosphere.”
Soft Options Water Softeners Ltd will also be showcasing their products at the event to help you with all your hard water challenges.