By royal appointment: Bedford Christmas Tree Festival in pictures

We Three Kings - Lemon & Ginger's 2023 tree

The community groups, schools, businesses and volunteer organisations taking part in this year’s Bedford Christmas Tree Festival have once again risen to the right royal creative challenge, as you can see from our photos.

With a theme of Kings and Queens, we spotted several Elvises (Elvi?), a King Charles Spaniel, a King Edward Potato, Pearly Kings and Queens, Eddie Adams and Queen Bees aplenty.

Bedfordshire’s royal connection to Katherine of Aragon has been referenced by the Aragon Lacemakers, with their beautiful lace pomegranates – part of Katherine’s coat of arms. And Times Table Rock Stars have taken the King of Rock n Roll to the next level.

Music while we visited was provided by Castle Newnham Primary School Choir, and we’re pretty certain it’s the first time Bob Dylan’s ‘Must Be Santa’ has been performed in St Paul’s Church.

The Bedford Christmas Tree Festival takes place at St Paul’s Church in St Paul’s Square from Wednesday 6 December – Sunday 10 December. Entry is £3 and under 16s are free.

Opening times are Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday noon – 4pm. Entry is £3 per person and under 16s are free. Everyone welcome.

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