THE popular Christmas tree festival in Corbridge is set to return.

The St Andrew’s Church Christmas Tree Festival was unable to go ahead last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It will take place between Friday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 7 this year.

Event organiser Linda Hunter said they are hoping they will have between 60 and 70 trees on display, decorated by various groups, businesses, organisations and charities.

"People are really keen this year because last year, not having it, was quite hard and I think people feel having the tree festival brings some joy and starts their Christmas for them," said Linda.

"A lot of people are looking forward to it."

A small choir will be singing each afternoon, from around 2.30pm to 4.30pm each day.

Linda added they will be asking people to wear a mask, and if it gets too busy, people will be asked to wait before they are allowed in.

Corbridge’s shops will be open for late night festive shopping on Monday, December 6.

And Hexham Brass and Prudhoe Gleemen will be performing in St Andrew’s Church Yard from early evening.

However, there will be no stalls, street food, and other entertainment, like in previous years.

Opening times for the festival:

Friday, December 3 - 9.30am to 7pm

Saturday, December 4 - 9.30am to 7pm

Sunday, December 5 - 11.30am to 4pm

Monday, December 6 - 9.30am to 8.30pm

Tuesday, December 7 - 9.30am to 5pm

Refreshments will be served between 10am and 4pm.