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The Living Christmas Tree is an institution at St. Andrew’s Church in Lindsay. In fact, this year marks the 35th year of the event. 

Whatever the production may be – and it is different every year – the wonder and joy of Christmas is experienced anew by all those involved and, we hope, by those who make it a part of their Christmas to attend every year.”

For those who have never witnessed a living Christmas tree production you are in for a truly amazing experience. Close your eyes and imagine a church altar with organ, set decorations to resemble a 70 foot Christmas tree and add in over 60 people of all ages, singing literally within the tree and a light show to compliment the music and theme of each year’s special event.



The photos will help to demonstrate the spectacle, but nothing can compare with seeing the living Christmas tree in person.

The lighting is more than being simply decorative. The lights enhance the message including the words, music and narration of the production.

Each color has a distinct meaning and coincides as specific words are spoken or sung.

The intensity of the colors changes as the music and beat intensifies.

Each color of the lights has a specific meaning:

Green – creation

Blue – sky, night

Gold – royalty, light

Red – richness, royalty, redemption

Cross – Messiah, salvation, redemption

Star – intensity changes when reference to the star is sung

Light – star, icicles, twinkles

Blue and Gold background lights – Bethlehem.  The wooden spears behind the top of the tree structure help to demonstrate what Bethlehem might look like.


This year’s production is, “Jesus, Our Joy!”, and will include a compilation of music and narrations from favorite productions – called Cantatas – presented since 1982. A cantata is a piece of music for a choir including parts for solos, duets and a chorus supported by a variety of instruments.

The Lindsay event was initiated in 1982 by long time organist Bob Tompkins and his wife Mary Lou. Their goal was to bring the church choirs Christmas cantata to a broader audience during the holiday season.

Everyone is welcome at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (Lindsay) in November and December 2016 to celebrate 35 years of this musical outreach ministry.

Service Dates

Saturday, November 26 at 4:30pm   Sunday, November 27 at 4:30pm Monday, November 28 at 7:00pm

Friday, December 2 at 7:00pm Saturday, December 3 at 4:30pm Sunday, December 4 at 4:30pm

To reserve your tickets, telephone the church or reserve your tickets at http://living-christmas-tree.ca/reserve-tickets/ 

For more information:

Telephone: 705-324-4842

E-mail: standrewstree@hotmail.com

Living Christmas Tree website: http://living-christmas-tree.ca/

Blog: https://standrewstree.wordpress.com/



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