A POPULAR Christmas Tree Festival returned to Chard this weekend - after a two-year break.

More than 300 visitors headed to Chard Museum for the event, which ran from Friday (December 10) until Sunday (December 12).

In addition to the trees and nativity scenes decorated by local school children and organisation members, artist Jenny Mellings, working with Somerset Artworks hosted, ran two banners workshops.

The five banners being created will be launched under Culturally Chard in April 2022.

Chard Museum raised just under £600 during the event, and the staff would like to thank everyone who visited the festival.