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The Chesterfield Festival of Christmas Trees has once again opened its doors for what is now the ninth year. Running from now until Sunday 3rd of December, the festival is open daily for visitors at the Parish Church St. Mary and All Saints (The Crooked Spire). Once again, Shorts is proud to be joining in the festival, with our Christmas tree joining the many others.

Why Shorts supports the festival

Shorts have participated in the Festival of Christmas Trees since it began.  With our long-standing heritage within the Chesterfield community, it is important that we show support for this annual event (plus, it's fun to be involved!). 

Each year, we are delighted when the organisers grant our request for our tree to be placed alongside the plaque commemorating Samuel E. Short, our founder. Samuel Short was prominent within the local business community, Alderman and Ex-Mayor of Chesterfield, as well as Churchwarden of the Parish Church. 

shorts christmas tree at chesterfield festival of christmas trees

Last year, over twenty thousand visitors came to see the trees. Visitors provide a significant advertising opportunity for local independent businesses and charities. As Chesterfield Champions ourselves, we recognise this is an essential event for Chesterfield, supporting our businesses and simultaneously bringing the community together with the spirit of Christmas. 

The many unique trees light up the 1200AD Church. Every tree is designed and decorated to represent the individual's group, business or school. Every tree displays a message, a value or a brand, making every tree worth the visit.

It is free to go and have a wander throughout the Church and gaze at the Christmas trees. If you do choose to make a donation, it is put to good use, maintaining the Crooked Spire and supporting the Church's outreach projects.



How and when to see the festival

The opening hours to visit are:

  • Saturday 18th of November 2023 - Sunday 3rd of December 2023
  • 10.30 AM - 4.30 PM Monday - Thursday
  • 10.30 AM - 5.00 PM Friday - Saturday
  • 12.00 PM - 5.30 PM Sunday

The Crooked Spire Church, Church Way, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1XJ

There is plenty to do during this festive season in and around Chesterfield besides The Festival of Christmas Trees. You can join Santa on a canal cruise, watch Aladdin at the pantomime, or shop at the many markets hosted across November and December, plus much more.


Jo Grant

Jo is the Senior Marketing Manager at Shorts Chartered Accountants.

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