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Christmas Tree Fest of Foods

Kilhorne Parish Church, Annalong, Co. Down, BT34 4TJ
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Christmas Tree Festival in Kilhorne Parish Church, Annalong

Nestled in the quiet seaside village of Annalong is Kilhorne Parish Church, which dates back to 1840.  The Church will once again be transformed into a festive hub for the 10th anniversary of The Fishermen's Mission, Christmas Tree Festival. The event will also incorporate the unique Fest of Foods along with craft stalls organised by Kilhorne Parish in the church hall. Doors open on Thursday 30 November until Saturday 9 December 2023 (excluding Sundays) from 10am to 8.30pm.

With the Fishermen's Mission hosting 10 years of the Christmas Tree Festival, it is hoped to pull out all the stops to make this year an experience not to forget, with over 80 Christmas Trees on display and Santa dropping in at the weekend as well as special guest singers at various times.

After visiting the Christmas Trees, have a browse around the craft stalls and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a breakfast bap or homemade scones and tray bakes. Stay for a light soup lunch, or why not make a night of it on Fridays and Saturdays with an evening meal? The 'Kilhorne Festive Kebab' is back by popular demand!

Kilhorne Parish Church is fundraising to support the renovation of the church building after extensive dry rot was discovered in 2022 which affected every wall as well as the timber floor and pews. Renovation work is well under way and the current stripped-back nature of the church building is sure to make this year's festival more atmospheric than ever before.

You are warmly invited to experience the Christmas Tree Fest of Foods this festive season. Group bookings for food are welcome and can be accommodated by emailing

Proceeds raised from the Christmas Tree Festival in the church building are in aid of the Fishermen's Mission. Proceeds raised from the Fest of Foods in the church hall are in aid of Kilhorne's Restoration Project.



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