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Tree Dressing at Weald and Downland
Dec 3, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tree Dressing is a magical occasion for all the family, celebrating the importance of trees in our lives.
Join in traditional songs and dances. Turn a jam jar into a lantern and join the procession illuminated by hundreds of lanterns before dressing the aspen trees as darkness falls.
The day’s finale takes place as darkness falls, with a spiral dance around the aspen trees, which are dressed with hundreds of lanterns. Younger visitors are well catered for, with lantern making, headdress making and crafts.
Winter warmers on offer will include mulled apple juice and spiced biscuits, for which we request donations.
WHAT IS TREE DRESSING DAY?
Based on an ancient custom that celebrates the life-giving properties of trees, Tree Dressing takes place during National Tree Week. With its origins in the Green Man legends and other ancient customs, visitors to the Tree Dressing day can enjoy (and join in with) traditional songs, dances and plays which celebrate trees and the natural world.