Christmas Tree Festival

Friday 23rd - 11am-3pm and 5pm-7pm

Saturday 24th - 10am-6pm

November 2018

St Margaret's Church

Queens Road, Ilkley, LS299QL

Ilkley's first Christmas Tree Festival will be held on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November 2018 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 unique event will provide a festive platform to showcase Ilkley's hardworking community groups and charities.

Over 20 trees will be on display, each lit up and decorated creatively by a local community group or charity. A programme of Christmas music by local musicians and singers will be performed, and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Members of the public may donate a fee of their choosing to visit the display, soak up the festive atmosphere and place their vote for the best decorated tree.

Run by volunteers, the festival is not-for-profit and donations will be distributed across the charities and community groups taking part. It will be a unique event - designed to engage the whole community regardless of age, ability, faith or finance - and heighten the magic of Christmas.


Event time

Friday 23rd November

11am-3pm and 5pm-7pm

3-5pm is low sensory time with no music. To book a visit during this time please email

Saturday 24th November


* Voluntary donation on the door. Parking is on-street and limited, so please leave enough time to arrive safely.

Music schedule

Friday 23rd November

Saturday 24th November

Tree decorators

Charities & Community groups represented at the 2018 Ilkley Christmas Tree Festival

  1. Ilkley and District Good Neighbours
  2. Purple Patch Arts
  3. Rombalds District Girlguiding
  4. Community Action Ilkley
  5. Ilkley Amateur Operatic Society
  6. Outside The Box
  7. Nordoff Robbins
  8. St Margaret’s Mothers’ Union Branch, Ilkley
  9. Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action Group
  10. LS29 Special Needs Support Group
  11. AWARE - Airedale & Wharfedale Autism Resource
  12. Talk and Grow Ilkley
  13. Dan’s Den
  14. Friends of Ilkley Lido
  15. Nell Bank
  16. Ilkley INSIGHT Group
  17. Wellness Mission
  18. WI Bluebelles
  19. Ilkley Candlelighters
  20. Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association
  21. Marie Curie Helper Service

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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