MOST houses will have one Christmas tree, some may have two, but Worcester Cathedral has more than 60 glittering currently decorating the cloisters.

And while most of us will be happy with tinsel, baubles and a star, people have let their creativity run wild to try and to be crowned the cream of the Christmas tree crop at the annual Christmas Tree Festival.

Schools, charities, organisations and businesses are behind the designs which will be lighting up the cloisters until Monday, January 6. The Christmas Tree Festival usually attracts thousands of visitors who can take part in the people’s vote to decide the winning tree in return for a donation.

Mayor of Worcester Councillor Pat Agar switched the lights on during a reception on Friday evening and already people have began getting into the festive spirit by visiting the festival. Entrants to this year’s effort include RGS Springfield, Acorns Children’s Hospice, Asha Women’s Centre and Tesco St Peter’s. Money raised during the four-week festival will be split between Worcester Cathedral and Daisychain Benevolent Fund.

Children also have the chance to take part in a quiz. The festival will take place from 9am to 5pm every day.