Last year 3,000 people took part in the Grenoside Tree Trail and Festival and raised £2,400 for charity, which they hope to beat this year.

Grenoside’s Christmas Fair details

Families, groups, organisations and businesses will come together and put lights on community Christmas trees from 4 to 19 December this year.

Chris Levesley, one of the organisers of the festival, said: “It’s a great opportunity for the community to come together and for local businesses to get some exposure.”

Locals will then follow a trail and vote for their favourite tree, with the entry with the most votes being awarded a small prize.

A small fee is required for a programme and to cast your vote. 50 per cent of the proceeds will go to Vaccinaid and the other half to the S6 food bank.

Following the trail, a festival will take place over 4 and 5 December. It is open to all local organisations and businesses to enter a Christmas Tree to showcase what they do.

The festival is for those ‘who may not be able to enter a tree outside any premises – or would just prefer to be inside’.

For more information or to enter a tree, visit the Grenoside Christmas Festival website, or their Facebook page.