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The Christmas Tree Festival

Our Christmas Tree Festival – back for a eighth year in 2020, allows visitors to escape from the hustle and bustle of the festive period and lose themselves in our astonishing tree-lined winter walkways.

From the beginning of December, Chester Cathedral cloisters will be filled with more than 40 majestic Christmas trees.  Visitors will be encouraged to vote for their favourite tree and winners – in business and school categories – will be announced at the closing of the festival.

How can you get involved?

You can sponsor and decorate your own 6ft tree in the cathedral cloisters. We would like you to use your creativity to theme your tree decorations so that they represent your organisation and the work you do.

How much does it cost?

There are three categories of trees for 2020:

★ Premium position – 8ft

★ Standard position – 6ft

★ Schools’ Cloisters – 6ft

What do I get for my money?

We will provide:

★ A real Christmas tree with white fairy lights

★ An opportunity to promote your organisation

★ An opportunity to support both a local charity and your local community

Why should I get involved?

Chester Cathedral welcomes more than 50,000 visitors throughout the month of December – so your participation will help you to engage with a strong local audience. In 2019, we helped raise £9,000 which was split between two charities – Stick ‘n’ Step and Adoption Matters.

How do I sign-up?

To take part please contact Sue Petranca on 01244 500 961 or email