More than hundred individually decorated Christmas trees will take centre stage in Corbridge for the village’s popular Christmas tree festival.

Corbridge Christmas Tree Festival will run from Friday, November 29 to Tuesday, December 3 and will see 104 trees from various groups, businesses, organisations and charities put on display in St Andrew’s Church in Corbridge.

There will be a festive atmosphere in the air with a programme of music in store throughout the weekend from organ recitals to various choirs singing.

Christmas Tree Festival organiser, Linda Hunter, said: “We had thousands there last year, between 4,000 and 5,000 people. People come from all over and we know people are coming from as far as Dublin and London.”

It will run from 9.30am to 5pm every day but Monday, when the church will be open later to coincide with the Corbridge late night shopping event. The event sees shops open late into the evening, with dozens of stalls, street food, carols, a brass band and other live music. There will also be a Santa’s grotto and activities for children.

Thanks to the popularity of the Christmas trees during last year’s late night shopping event, the Christmas Tree Festival has been extended to cover Tuesday for the first time to allow visitors to return to admire them the following day.