Bedford Christmas Tree Festival goes virtual this year


The annual Festival in St Paul’s Church is unable to go ahead this year, creative crafters and decorators are being asked to share photos of their own decorated Christmas trees from this year or previous years, so that the spirit of the Bedford Christmas Tree festival can continue to be shared online on the Festival facebook page. Photographs of trees at home or in your villages are all also welcome.

Margaret Oakley, Christmas Tree Festival Chair, writes: “The theme of the virtual festival is Bedford Community Christmas’, enabling people to share Bedford’s Christmas Festival Spirit and give thanks for kindnesses shown during the lockdowns. This time a year ago, the Festival was in full swing.

“We all miss the fun and joy, the trees, the music, the dance, so please help to share the Festival Spirit online.”


Simply send your photos to, together with the name of your community group/school/company, prior to Friday, December 18, and we will post them on our Facebook page.  

If you have your own Facebook page then please let us know your Facebook page so we can tag you in, and please do feel free to tag our Facebook page @BedfordChristmasTreeFestival on any posts that you put up. 

Please also feel free to share any short video footage (no longer than one minute in length) of any festive choir/musical or dance performances by also sending to

Please ensure you have all parental permissions if you are posting images or videos of any children.

DONATIONS to the two benefitting charities, St Paul’s Church and Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends, can be made using the following links: 

St. Paul’s Church, Bedford: 


Bedford Hospital Charity & Friends:

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