Two Christmas tractor runs will be taking place today (Saturday, December 17) to raise money for charities.

The Archers Festive Tractor Run will kick off at 4pm this afternoon in south Leicestershire and will travel through Lutterworth, Cosby, Whetstone, Gilmprton and other villages along the way.

The proceeds from the event will be split evenly between LOROS Hospice and Leicestershire MS Therapy Centre. Over £42,000 was raised for charities last year.

The organisers said they are looking forward to “spreading a huge dose of Christmas cheer and lighting up your Christmas with our festively decorated convoy once again”.

Also taking place today is the Petersfield Christmas Charity Tractor Run.

The tractors involved will be illuminated with Christmas lights and decorations to help raise money for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance service.

The event will start at 4.30pm and run until around 7.30pm, passing through the villages of Buriton, South Harting, Nyewood, Rogate, Liss, Sheet and back to Petersfield.


The Bro Ddyfi Young Farmers Club has organised a Christmas tractor run to raise money for Bronglais Chemotherapy Unit Appeal and the DPJ Foundation.

The event takes place tomorrow (Sunday, December 18) starting at Machynlleth Rugby Club and making its way through Dyfi Valley before returning to the club for food, live music, craft stalls and Santa’s grotto.

There will be prizes for the best decorated tractor (£50) and the best dressed driver (£20).

The event organisers said: “It promises to be a memorable event, which will bring the community together for some festive fun, while also raising funds for charities that are very important to communities in rural mid-Wales.”

Livingstone Christmas Tractor Run

The Livingstone Christmas Tractor Run will return for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic began on Saturday, December 31, 2022.

The run will begin at the Armagh Business Park (ABP) and pass through Markethill, Hamiltonsbawn and Richhill before returning to the business park.

The three charities that will benefit from the money raised by donations are Southern Area Hospice, Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice and Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.

On return to the business park, the run’s organisers said it will be “followed by entertainment, BBQ, raffle and an afternoon’s craic – all welcome”.