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Red House Glass Cone to spruce up with Christmas tree festival

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The popular Christmas tree festival is to return to the Red House Glass Cone this winter for the first time since 2019.

Following a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wordsley visitor attraction will transform into a winter wonderland once again this November to raise money for the Mayor of Dudley’s chosen charities.

Businesses, groups and organisations are invited to provide a tree decorated with something that reflects who they are. The trees will be displayed with a plaque featuring details about their decorators around the historic glassmaking site.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 4 November with a small number of spaces remaining. Trees can be real, artificial or something in the shape of a tree, and must be no taller than five feet.

A £5 donation for submitting a tree is suggested. The funds raised will be split between the Black Country Toy Appeal, Tough Enough to Care and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Councillor Simon Phipps, cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, said:

The Christmas tree festival at the Red House Glass Cone is a brilliant opportunity for local businesses and organisations to tell the borough all about their work.
We’ve seen some incredible decorated trees over the years and raised funds for many important causes. I’m thrilled to hear the festival is returning for Christmas 2022.

People will be able to visit the Christmas tree festival at the Cone on weekdays from 10am to 3pm and weekends from 11am to 4pm. The attraction will be open until Friday 23 December, before closing until Tuesday 3 January. The Christmas tree festival runs from 13 November until 6 January, with a closure over Christmas.

For more information on how to submit a tree, read this letter from the Cone or call 01384 815571.

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