A Christmas tree festival has opened its doors as it celebrates 10 years of bringing festive joy to Aberdeen.
Trees decorated by different groups have gone on display inside and outside Cults Parish Church in Aberdeen.
Each year church groups, community organisations and businesses get involved with the festival by sponsoring a tree.
The event is now a “firm favourite” among members of the community, with young and old making the trip to the church hall to see all the decorations.
Members of the public are invited to go along to see the festive offering until Sunday from 1 to 7pm each day.
Before they are moved into the church for the festival, the trees are cared for all year round by a dedicated group of volunteers.
Trees are taken from the church grounds before being potted and readied for decoration by community groups.
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Around 26 trees are on display this year, including ones from Cults Toddler Group, Tor Na Dee Care Home, the Rainbows and Guides and Cults Academy.
Sheila Moir, a church elder, told the Evening Express she looked forward to the festival.
She said: “The number of trees since the start has increased. Last year we had 26 trees which was the most we had ever had.
“There are so many different groups involved – from the likes of the primary schools, a couple of businesses and community groups.
“A lot of the community want to get involved with this project at the church. This has become a firm favourite with everyone.
“I’ve been here when there was around 30 or 40 people going through in around two hours.”
Throughout the festival, there will be a series of musical performances from local soloists and small groups.
People will also have the opportunity to follow a prayer walk focusing on a series of trees, which will remain in place after the festival, throughout the rest of Advent and Christmas, before going back into the ground in the New Year.
Sheila Smith, also an elder at Cults Parish Church, said: “With the festival you see a lot of kids come in and they are quite wide-eyed as they see all the trees.
“We now have parents who come here as well, year after year, for the joy of the trees.”