The organisers of Willunga Christmas Tree Festival would like to thanks to everyone for being part of our 2018 Festival and Going Green.
Many stories and conversations were shared.
Every Christmas tree in the Festival has a story, how it originated and was inspired and created.
The Festival was full to bursting with little people on the nature trail and entering the Christmas tree colouring competition.
Bethany hall was decorated in bunches of fresh foliage and vintage bunting and a forest of creative trees.
Visitors to the festival were also fortunate to hear the Christmas story in a delightful puppet show, complete with a real baby Jesus. (Baby Ailish in her first starring role.)
The community all around us came to celebrate the Christmas story, in songs, Christmas trees and hospitality.
Winners of the popular vote are highly anticipated.
The top three children’s trees were from Willunga Primary school, Willunga Preschool and Willunga Guides.
In the overall category Alison Gostlow inspired so many with her intricate Bee Green tree to take out first place.
Gayleen Bradley was awarded second place with her Eggcellent tree and Coke Choir.
The Southern Vales Basket Cases were awarded third place with a collective effort now on display at the Willunga Environment Centre.
Rounding out fourth place was the Evening Branch of the Willunga CWA with their book tree using recycled books.
The Festival was fortunate to receive generous sponsorship from Onkaparinga Council, Bendigo Bank, Laucke, Earth Greetings and Willunga Bakery.
Our 2019 Festival theme is growing out of the wonderfully rich collaboration and celebration of Christmas stories with our community each year.
We want to hear more of your Christmas stories.
Part proceeds of the Festival go to the Christmas Bowl appeal every year.
Christmas blessings to you and yours.