Hull’s Christmas tree installation time-lapse

Hull’s Christmas tree has finally arrived! Take a look at our time-lapse above of the tree’s installation ahead of our Christmas light switch-on last week.

The tree was selected by the Hull City Council’s forestry team and arrived from Solihull, Birmingham. A Norwegian Spruce, This year’s tree stands over 50ft tall and is also approximately over 50 years of age.

It took the Hull City Council team a full day to decorate the tree with lights, baubles and festive decorations. Hull’s Christmas tree arrived in the city ahead of the Christmas lights switch-on, which took place on Thursday 17 November 2022.

Hull’s stunning Christmas lights were switched on by Connor Lynes, star of the England Physical Disability Rugby League team who stormed to victory over New Zealand in the World Cup, alongside the Deputy Lord Mayor next week. Along with the team, Connor Lynes defeated the Kiwis 42-10 in the final at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Entertainment began at 5pm, with Darren Lethem hosting on Hull City Hall balcony to entertain the crowds. Talent from the city performed including, Fascination, Dan Furniss, Gary Marsden, Serena Williams, Venus and Lillie Kerman.

You can also watch the moment our Christmas Lights countdown happened on our YouTube channel here.