‘Joy To the World’ Christmas Tree Festival in Greenisland

Monday November 20th 2017

Greenisland Parish Church will be transformed into a forest of Christmas trees for the ‘Joy To The World’ Christmas Tree Festival & Craft Fair from December 7-12.

Fifty Christmas trees will be beautifully displayed, each tree reflecting a theme retelling part of the Christian story. The trees are individually decorated by families and groups from the church and local community.

This is the second time the church has held a Christmas Tree festival. Comments from the 2014 Festival included:

‘This is a truly imaginative way to retell the Christian story.’

‘What an amazing sight! I’ve never seen anything like this before.’

‘It is great to see the local community working together on this project.’

There will be a wide range of Christmas crafts for sale, and refreshments will be available throughout the festival.

Festival Opening Hours

  • Thursday 7th December 8.30-10pm (after Greenisland Community Carol Service)
  • Friday 8th December 1pm-9pm
  • Saturday 9th December 10am-9pm
  • Sunday 10th December 2-5pm & Community Service @ 6pm
  • Monday 11th December 1pm-9pm
  • Tuesday 12th December 1pm-9pm

Local groups & choirs will be playing and singing  while people view the festival trees at the following times:

  • Friday 7pm Greenisland Presbyterian Church Choir; 8pm Greenisland Girls Brigade
  • Saturday 7.30pm Greenisland Church of Ireland Choir
  • Sunday 2.30pm Johnston Star Flute Band, Whiteabbey; 4pm Victoria Primary School, Carrickfergus; 6pm Community Carol Service
  • Monday 7pm Abbey Community College, Newtownabbey: 8pm Greenisland Methodist Church Choir
  • Tuesday 7pm Greenisland PS & Silverstream PS choirs at the closing service

On Saturday afternoon (2-4pm) there will be an opportunity for adults and children to make Christmas craft gifts and cards in the church hall.

Visitors will have an opportunity to make a donation in support of the work of the church.

Other Connor parishes holding Christmas Tree Festivals this year include:

All Saints’, Antrim

Billy Parish

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