A CHURCH was transformed into a bustling winter wonderland.

Prestatyn’s 13th Festival of Christmas Trees was held in the Parish Church.

Creative school children and organisations transformed the place of worship into the magical winter wonderland of trees.

Winners in the Junior Section were Ysgol Penmorfa Early Years, awarded first place - tree 16 and Ysgol y Llys, runner up - tree 14. Junior non-school winner was Ysgol Sul Bethel - tree number 11.

In the adult section, the Pop In Centre Knitting Group achieved first place with tree number two; Prestatyn Support Group for St Kentigern Hospice gained second place, who had tree 10 and third place was awarded to Prestatyn and Meliden Food Bank with tree number three.

Sue England, organiser of the event, said: “The event concluded on Saturday, December 1 with the prizes being presented by the mayor, cllr Anton Sampson.

“Visitors enjoyed the amazing variety of trees and festive performances throughout the week by local school choirs plus musical interludes. A lot of tea and cake was also served up.”

Singing performances, during the week, were put on by Ysgol Penmorfa infants, Ysgol Clawdd Offa, Ysgol Melyd, Penmorfa Juniors, Ysgol Bodnant, Prestatyn High School and Ysgol y Llys.

A special concert took place mid-week.

The evening featured Jane Hartley - mezzo soprano, Beulah Brass and Geoffrey Evans - guitarist, singer and songwriter.

Sue added: “The concert was a truly magical evening. It was set amongst the trees with special lighting effects.

“The festival is a wonderful community event which heralds the Advent Season.

“A huge thank you for all at Christ Church [Prestatyn Parish Church] for the wonderful support.”