A CHRISTMAS time event involving illuminated tractors will return to the streets of Llangollen and beyond this year.

The inaugural Llangollen Illuminated Tractor Run proved to be popular when it took place last year.

Hundreds of people braved the cold and rain to watch around 20 tractors make their way from the Pavilion field to St Martin's and back again to raise money for the Wales Air Ambulance and the DPJ Foundation.

The event was such a success that its organisers - the Vale of Llangollen Rotary and the Llangollen Young Farmers Club - have decided to bring it back again this year.

The second annual Llangollen Illuminated Tractor Run will take place from 5pm on December 3.

Building on the success of last year's event, this year promises to be even more spectacular, featuring an extended route and a convoy of brightly lit tractors.

Starting at 5 pm from The Pavilion in Llangollen, the illuminated tractors will embark on a picturesque journey through Llangollen, Trevor, Acrefair, Plas Madoc, Ruabon, Rhosllanerchrugog, Rhostyllen, Bersham, Wrexham, Morrison's Carpark (for a 45-minute stop), Bersham, Minera, Bwlchgwyn, Llandegla, Horseshoe Pass, and finish back at Llangollen.

According to the organisers, the route has been 'carefully curated to spread the festive cheer across the region'.

As well as that, before the mesmerizing spectacle begins, between 4pm and 5pm, all tractors will be on display at The Pavilion.

Father Christmas will also be present for photo opportunities and chats, before joining the the tractors on their journey, adding an extra dash of magic to the evening.


Volunteers, identifiable by their high-visibility vests and badges, will line the route with collection buckets. However, donations can also be made here.

This year, the event aims to raise funds for three worthy causes: The Teenage Cancer Trust, Nightingale Hope Hospice, and a community defibrillator.

For those planning to attend, the Llangollen Illuminated Tractor Run's Facebook page of the same name will provide a live tractor tracker link on the day, so that spectators won’t miss the convoy of tractors.

The organising team has worked tirelessly throughout the year to make this year's run bigger and better, even placing informational posters with QR codes along the new route for easy mobile donations.