Christmas Tree Festival

Thursday 21st - 4pm-7pm

Friday 22nd - 10am-6pm

Saturday 23rd - 10am-6pm

November 2019

St Margaret's Church

Queens Road, Ilkley, LS299QL

This year the annual Ilkley Christmas Tree Festival will be held on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November 2019 at the St Margaret's Church, Ilkley.

Born out of a love of Christmas, charity, and the Ilkley community... and taking inspiration from other Christmas Tree Festivals across the UK... this event provides a festive platform to showcase hardworking community groups and charities in and around Ilkley.

Over 20 trees are on display for the duration of the event, each lit up and decorated individually by a local community group or charity. A programme of Christmas music is performed by local musicians and singers, and refreshments are available to purchase. We also welcome visitors to vote for their favourite tree (which is announced at the end of the festival).

Run by volunteers, the festival is not-for-profit. Proceeds from voluntary donations given on the door are split across two charities, which are rotated each year.

It is a magical event - designed to engage the whole community regardless of age, ability, faith or finance - and heighten the magic of Christmas.


Event time

Thursday 21st November (Children’s story-time with milk and cookies)


Friday 22nd November


Saturday 23rd November


Music / Activity schedule

Thursday 21st November

Friday 22nd November

Saturday 23rd November

Tree decorators

Charities & Community groups represented at the 2019 Ilkley Christmas Tree Festival

  1. Ilkley and District Good Neighbours
  2. Rombalds District Girlguiding
  3. Community Action Ilkley
  4. Ilkley Amateur Operatic Society
  5. Nordoff Robbins
  6. St Margaret’s Mothers’ Union
  7. AWARE - Airedale & Wharfedale Autism Resource
  8. Dan’s Den
  9. Nell Bank
  10. Ilkley INSIGHT Group
  11. WI Bluebelles
  12. Ilkley Candlelighters
  13. Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association
  14. Marie Curie Helper Service
  15. Motor Neurone Disease Association
  16. Friends of Martin House
  17. Ilkley Flower Club
  18. I have Cauda Equina
  19. 50 things to do before you're 5
  20. Rotary Club
  21. Wharfedale Tackles Plastics
  22. Mind Bradford
  23. Ilkley Soroptimists
  24. Outside the Box
  25. Ilkley Christmas Tree Festival wishes and prayers tree

If you are interested in either assisting with organising the event, or taking part as a tree sponsor, please contact us. We'd love to hear from you.


0796 8083079

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