Northern Tea Merchants is delighted to be participating in the Festival of Christmas Trees yet again this year, at the world-famous Crooked Spire Church in Chesterfield town centre. This popular annual event is a fantastic community activity which brings families, businesses, charities and local groups together. Come along and get into the festive spirit from Saturday 16th November to Sunday 1st December, with admission free for all (although donations would be gratefully accepted).
The Crooked Spire is a beautiful medieval church whose spire stands 228 feet off the ground and leans 9 feet 5 inches from its centre. There have been many fascinating stories told over the years about how the spire became twisted. Legend tells that the devil perched on top and wrapped his tail around the spire, and there are numerous other tales of how it came about. As the largest church in Derbyshire with a truly stunning interior and beautifully decorated stained glass windows, it really is worth a visit.
Over 25,000 people visited the festival to witness the Christmas trees last year, which has been running for six years and has proved hugely successful. As well as the magnificent display of trees, there are Tower Tours running on Fridays and Saturdays at £6 for adults and £4 for children, where you can climb the steps and learn about the history of the church. Live music and light refreshments will also be available during the festival. We look forward to seeing you there.
With over 100 Christmas Trees expected at the festival this year it really is a site to behold. Be sure to look out for the Northern Tea Merchants Christmas tree.