Celebrating the Festivities at the St John’s Church Christmas Tree Festival

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to embrace the festive cheer than by visiting the magnificent St John’s Church Christmas Tree Festival?

This enchanting event, adorned with over 60 beautifully decorated trees from schools, groups, and local companies, captures the essence of Christmas with its delightful sights and smells too! Visitors can explore lots of stalls, enjoy some refreshments, and join in the festive tunes performed by local choirs and the Epping Brass Band.

At Home Instead Epping Forest, we eagerly partake in this heartwarming festival every year, and this year, our theme revolves around our passion for using music to enrich the lives of our clients.

A woman in a green coat smiles while standing next to a decorated Christmas tree indoors. - Home Instead

Music holds a special place in our hearts as we have witnessed its incredible power to uplift spirits, increase engagement, and contribute significantly to both physical and cognitive health. With Christmas being a time of joyous music and dancing, our theme this year revolves around the timeless feel-good song, ‘Rockin’ Around the Clock!’

Our tree is very much a team effort and a coming together to unleash creative skills! From our owner Victoria’s 89-year-old grandmother, down to her youngest of just 6 years old, everyone got stuck in, even some of our cherished clients lent a helping hand in crafting decorations.

Our decorations reflect the harmony of music and dance with sheet music and baubles decorated with graceful ballerinas, and a towering ornament of Big Ben to capture the essence of ‘around the clock!’ Additionally, we added house decorations symbolising our commitment to providing care for older adults in the comfort of their own homes.

The festival runs from December 1st to December 4th. Entry is free, and we invite everyone to come and experience this magical event!

Handmade paper angels crafted from folded music sheets and holiday-themed paper, tied with red strings on a wooden surface. - Home Instead