The 2021 Christmas Tree Festival will take place from Friday 19th to Tuesday 23rd November. That’s the weekend of the town’s Christmas Fair. Plans are taking shape, read on for more information and photos of previous years’ festivals.

A highlight of the 2019 festival was the Saturday night Come & Sing concert – a scratch choir of nearly 50 singers with the wonderful Ross Town Band.

We’re back on again in 2021, so here goes:

Entering a tree in the 2021 festival

We welcome offers from any business, organisation or individual wishing to display a tree in the 2021 Festival. There’s no charge for this and no particular requirements other than that you bring it along and decorate it any time between 3.00 p.m. on the Thursday and lunch time on the Friday immediately preceding the event. If you’re entering a tree as an organisation or business please feel free to use it as a means of advertising your organisation by decorating the tree in an appropriate theme.

Behind the Speaker’s Chair – Friday 19th

An evening of political commentary from Quentin Letts (The Times) and Jason Beattie (Daily Mirror) in St Mary’s Church, Friday 19th November, 6.30pm

Jason Beattie, the Political Editor for the Daily Mirror and great grandson of former St. Mary’s Rector Ernest Beattie, 1926-1936, will join How Caple’s own Quentin Letts, the political sketch writer for The Times, for an opinionated discussion of current events and Q&A evening moderated by St Mary’s own unopinionated (for the evening) Professor Adrian Kendry, former NATO Senior Economist. All proceeds go to the upkeep and enhancement of Ross-on-Wye’s Parish Church. Wine and refreshments will be available.

Come & Sing concert with Ross Town Band – Saturday 20th

Trees entered in 2019

We are grateful to the following organisations and individuals who entered trees in the 2019 festival

1st Ross Rainbows
2nd Ross Guides
3rd Ross Brownies
Abbottsfield & Dawes Funeral Partners
Ashfield Park Primary School Class 1A
Ashfield Park Primary School Class 1M
Ashfield Park Primary School Year 3
Bible Society
Crossfield Creations
Dawley Services Ltd
Essential Sewing Services Ltd
Herefordshire & Mid Wales Philatelic Society
Herefordshire Computing Support
HLS Compliance Ltd
Judith Landau
Julia Bussell & Louise Jarvis
Kyrle Probus Club
Lizzie Bunting Ltd
Made in Ross
Micross Automation Systems
Miles Morgan Travel
Mooch Pooch
Oak House Nursery School
Okells Francis Law LLP
Oxfam Ross on Wye
Penyard Probus Club (Ladies)
Practical Farm Ideas
Rocky-Lee’s little Feet
Ross & District Royal British Legion
Ross & District U3A
Ross Community Larder
Ross Court
Ross Garden Store
Ross Ministry Team
Ross on Wye Lions Club
Ross Pre School Playgroup
Ross Quilters
Ross Reel Club
Ross Town Band
Ross Vaga Probus Club
Ross Walking Group
Ross Young Carers
Ross-On-Wye Bowling Club
Ross-on-Wye Fairtrade Town steering group
Ross-on-Wye Tourism Association
Ross-on-Wye Town Council
Sing out Strong
Sparkling Wye WI
St Mary’s – Sunday Kids
St Mary’s – The Friends of St Mary’s Church
St Mary’s Bellringers
St Mary’s Chaplain to Commerce & Industry
St Mary’s Choir
St Mary’s LEAF
St Mary’s Mothers’ Union
St Mary’s Open the Book
St Mary’s Toast & Toddle
St Michael’s Hospice
The Ross on Wye Horizon Centre
West Mercia Womens Aid
Wye Tots Childcare