Christmas carols to be sang by villagers around Burbage’s Coronation Tree this Friday

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 15 December 2021

BURBAGE RESIDENTS and visitors are expected to gather round and sing Christmas carols around the Tree to get in to the festive spirit this Friday (17 December).

Inset (Image: Mason Moore) / Coronation Tree (Image: Burbage Parish Council)

The open air service has been arranged by organisers from St. Catherine’s Church.

It will see people sing carols around the Church Street-based Coronation Tree, as a part of the villages’ annual Christmas festivities.

It marks the return of the event after a one-year hiatus, as it was quietly scrapped last year (2020), as a result of the concerns surrounding the coronavirus.

The last ‘Carols around the Tree’ event took place on December 20, 2019, where The Kibworth Band helped accompany the carol singers in their communal singing.

A road closure will be in place between 6pm and 9pm as a result of the event – but, the open air service itself will start at 7pm.

The Mayor of Hinckley and Bosworth, Coun. Ted Hollick, and his Consort, Mrs. Ann Hollick, will be in attendance.

A collection will be held to help raise money for some charities which have been chosen by the Mayor of the borough.

His chosen charities are: Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, and Dogs Trust.

The event is taking place just seven days after Hinckley’s ‘Carols around the Tree’ service was held in Market Place, near the town Christmas Tree, on 10 December.

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