The festival of the trees is a community fundraising event taking place in St.Albans Town Hall from 30th November to 6th December. The event will include Christmas trees decorated by community organisations, a Gala opening event and two public open days.

The Gala opening reception will take place on Monday 30th November from 07.00-09.00pm at the Town Hall. Tickets to the black-tie party are £30.00 each.

Guests will enjoy champagne and canapes as well as being entertained by a local jazz quartet. Cllr Chris Oxley, Mayor of St.Albans, will officially open the festival.

This is a great opportunity to carry out some networking with a festive feel. Businesses and individuals are also invited to adopt one of the trees. donors will have their name and company logo displayed with the tree throughout the festival and on the Trust's website.

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is the only charity across two counties dedicated solely to protecting wildlife and wild spaces, engaging communities through access to nature reserves, campaigning, volunteering and education.

If you would like to buy Gala tickets or Adopt a Tree to support the County's leading wildlife conservation charity, please contact the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust on 01727 858901 or email info@hmwt.org