|Where:||Singleton, Sussex at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum|
|When:||Sunday in first full weekend in December|
Tree Dressing Day began in the early 1990s and was founded by environmental group Common Ground with the aim of encouraging the celebration of trees all over the UK, drawing upon ancient lore and tradition such as the Green Man. One of the best established events is held at the Weald and Downland Open-Air Museum in Sussex, and takes place on the Sunday of the first full weekend in December. Expect traditional songs and dances, plays,lantern making workshops and a lantern parade at 3.45 in which the aspen trees are decorated giving a magical twinkling display as dusk turns to darkness.
Other tree dressing events occur on the first weekend in December throughout the UK – click here for details: http://www.commonground.org.uk/
The Weald and Downland event will be held on Sunday 3rd December 2017 (to be confirmed).
The museum opens at 10.30 am with the tree dressing at 2pm. Admission prices in 2016 are £13 for adults and £7 for children. The museum houses 50 building exhibits in a large village-like setting. Click here for the museum website: http://www.wealddown.co.uk/
Photo by Mark Barkaway.
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