The First Christ Church Jebel Ali Christmas Tree Festival
will take place at (not surprisingly) Christ Church Jebel Ali, between
Saturday 10 December and Friday 16 December.
We invite you (individuals, families, charities, churches, clubs and societies – and whether you attend Christ Church or not!) from all over Dubai to come and decorate a christmas tree for display in Christ Church Jebel Ali.
The theme for this first festival is “A Winter Wonderland”.
Trees will be decorated between 8am and 10am on Saturday December 10. The festival will start at 10am on that day with festive activities including children’s crafts, cake stalls and refreshments. The trees will stay in place throughout the following week (to be enjoyed by the many other people who use Christ Church) and the festival will culminate with a Nativity play service at 9:30am on Friday December 16.
There is no cost to decorate a tree or fee to participate in the festival! All you have to do is bring your tree and decorate it! Each tree should have a free standing label naming the decorators (or your organisation) and you may take the opportunity to provide visitors with information about your charity, church, club or society (please note, you may not sell any items – this is not a selling event for participating organisations).
As far as type of decoration is concerned, the only limitation is your imagination and the condition that a designated person will be available to take down the decorations after the weddings on December 16th i.e. from 3pm-5.30pm. (All weddings that week will have a wonderful aisle to walk down ) We have a number of trees (6 feet high) that have been donated (first come first served). You may also bring your own tree to decorate but it should not be taller than 6 feet high. There may be power available for lights, depending on where your tree is in the hall.
All donations received, and the proceeds from cake sales and refreshments during the festival, will be divided between the four charities that Christ Church is supporting this year.
We very much hope that this will become an annual event; a great way to invite family and friends along to something worthwhile and get to know others from in and around Dubai.
For more information and to register your interest in decorating a tree, please contact Irene on +971 (0) 4 884 5436 during office hours, use our online contact form.