Famous illuminated tractors returning to the Cotswolds this Christmas

Fast becoming a Cotswold Christmas tradition, Tractor Run’s convoy of 100 fairy-lit tractors returns this December 2022, spreading festive cheer and raising funds for charity.

By Eleanor Fullalove  |  Published

Celebrate the festive season ‘agricultural style’ by taking in the annual Tractor Run on its newly extended route this year, with 100 fairy-lit tractors due to pass through the Cotswolds from 5pm on Saturday 17 December 2022.

With a dedicated Facebook page where spectators can vote for the ‘best dressed tractor’, entrants are encouraged to pull out all the stops in decorating their vehicles using everything from Christmas lights and trees, to inflatable snowmen and illuminated reindeer.

Among last year’s festive fleet was Jeremy Clarkson's pride and joy - the silver Lamborghini tractor with a starring role in the documentary series set on his farm, Diddly Squat, in nearby Chipping Norton.

As part its new extended route, Tractor Run 2022 will be lighting up the streets of Oxfordshire villages including South Newington, Milcombe and Bloxham, Banbury, Banbury Cross, Adderbury, Aynho, Clifton, Deddington and Hempton.

The event starts and finishes at Spring Hill Farm in Barford St Michael, home to RC Baker, the family run agricultural contractors that has organised the event in aid of Banbury’s Katharine House Hospice since 2016.

Tractors can register to take part from Thursday 1 December 2022 via the Katharine House Hospice website.

For more information, including details of how to donate by text, and the after party at the farm, see the RC Baker website or call (01869) 338307.

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