Video: York Christmas tree lights up Downing Street

The Downing Street Christmas Tree being decorated after arriving from York. Photograph: Andrew Parsons / No 10 Downing Street
29 Nov 2020 @ 6.21 pm
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Here’s some good news from Downing Street – the York tree is up, and looking magnificent!

Local firm York Christmas Trees won the honour of providing the Downing Street Christmas Tree after winning Champion Christmas Tree Grower of the Year.

Now the Nordmann Fir, grown at the family business’s HQ off Wigginton Road, has been installed outside Number 10.

The wraps come off

The annual British Christmas Tree Growers Association competition has been run since 1999 and York Christmas Trees is the first winner from the north of England.

Oliver Combe, owner of York Christmas Trees, said: “We are a small family run Christmas tree business based on a farm just outside York and to be given the chance to provide the tree for Downing Street is incredibly exciting and a great reward for all the hard work that our team puts in throughout the year.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “Huge congratulations to all this year’s competition winners.  We’re delighted that York Christmas Trees has provided the Downing Street tree this year which I hope will be enjoyed by many.

“These beautiful trees and wreaths are the first step to bringing us some festive cheer in what has ultimately been a very challenging year for us all.”