A SPECTACULAR Christmas tree festival returns to Brightlingsea this weekend.

More than 100 trees decorated by families and groups will be on display at All Saints' Church, in Church Road.

There is live music and a Christmas gift shop and larder selling decorations, gifts and festive goodies, as well as homemade refreshments, mulled wine and hot chestnuts.

The festival runs from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Admission is £3.50 (children and those in full-time education free).