Trees entered into Hull's first Christmas Tree Festival
The tree from Garness Jones, left, and the 'empowerment tree' from Preston Road Women's Centre

Hull’s first Christmas Tree Festival opened by Lord Mayor

Hull’s first Christmas Tree Festival is now open at Hull Minster.

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Steve Wilson opened the festival alongside Bishop Alan White, the Veterans’ Choir and a piper.

Lord Mayor Councillor Steve Wilson opens the Christmas Tree Festival at Hull Minster.

Lord Mayor Councillor Steve Wilson opens the Christmas Tree Festival at Hull Minster.

Of 25 trees entered for display, judges named Ganton School’s tree the best and the team behind it will be invited for afternoon tea in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour.

The event, sponsored by Allamhouse Ltd, Dunston Ship Repairs, Hull Bullnose, KWL, Pat and Ray Hawker and Hull Trinity House, raised more than £500 for the Lord Mayor’s charities.

The Christmas Tree Festival at Hull Minster

The stunning setting of the the Christmas Tree Festival at Hull Minster.

The trees will be on display every day from 10am to 4pm until Sunday 8 December.

View a gallery of the trees on display here.

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Judo player Tommy Jackson with and Cllr Denise Thompson