"Discover how the Living
Christmas Tree comes alive at
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
in Lindsay."

living christmas tree being built at st. andrew's presbyterian church in lindsay Men volunteering their strength
to build the tree structure.

The Living Christmas Tree at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Lindsay starts to come alive in June with a tree committee planning numbers of cantatas to be considered. In thirty years, only one cantata has been repeated.

On a Wednesday, two weeks prior to the cantatas, wood frames are brought into the church sanctuary by sequence, via unloading a large truck container.

The following Saturday morning, men come to volunteer their muscles and build the tree structure. After the wood structure is secure, artificial greenery attached to chicken wire are screwed to the front to finish the tree.

living christmas tree being built at st. andrew's presbyterian church in lindsay Doors open up through the centre
allowing the singers to climb the tree.

Once the foundation of the tree is secure, that same Saturday afternoon, the sound and lighting experts come to finish the job.

The next Sunday afternoon into the evening hours, many women and men come to volunteer their time to add 10,000 light bulbs to the tree.

living christmas tree being built at st. andrew's presbyterian church in lindsay View from top of Living Christmas Tree of volunteers below.

videos to come of the tree concert