Temple Methodist Church in Budleigh is hosting a Christmas Tree Festival running from December 8 to December 12, with over thirty trees set to dazzle visitors.

Provided and decorated by local residents, including the Lions, Hospiscare, and the Town Council among dozens, the array of trees promises a spectacular sight.

Admission to the festival is totally free.

In a build-up to the event, local schools are set to participate, as the children from St. Peter's School will sing carols on the steps of the church at 6pm on the opening night before joining in with the festivities.

Festival organisers Brenda Plumer and Jenny Tilbury said: "We believe everyone who can come to the Church will leave with a smile on their faces - something we can all do with at these times!"

The Church's doors will remain open till 8pm on December 8, from 10am to 4pm on the following Saturday to Tuesday, and from noon to 4pm on Sunday.