About the Tree of Light

The Tree of Light

The 2023 Tree of Light is in the new Kings Square and shines brightly to bring Christmas cheer and community spirit to the City. The Tree of Light gives you the opportunity to display a message for family and friends or commemorate a loved one by supporting local charities at Christmas time. Thank you to all those who supported the 2022 Tree of Light with donations and messages and to our wonderful sponsors who helped us raise a magnificent £8700 for local charities as we recovered from the depths of Lockdown. To support this year please visit our DONATE page

The 2023 Tree of Light is a spectacular tree which takes pride of place in the city centre, at the Oxebode entrance to the all-new Kings Square. Decorated with Thousands of lights , the Tree of Light stands as a festive beacon to goodwill during the busy Christmas shopping period.

The Tree of Light has become a real community focus in the City Centre since its launch in 2011. Almost £85,000 has been raised in that time, all for special charities. Donations from our many business sponsors and generous support from members of the public have helped us make a real difference to the lives of local people. This year we are supporting St James City Farm and the veterans’ charity, Alabare, alongside our Rotary Club of Gloucester Trust  for Young People, which has helped scores of young people with vocational activities, and the Rotary Community Awards scheme which has helped well over 100 of the City’s smaller charities in recent years.

This year, more than ever before, we need to think of all of those whose lives have been tragically impacted by the pandemic, wars and cost of living crises.

About the Tree

The Tree of Light gives you the opportunity to display a message for family and friends or commemorate a loved one at Christmas time. You can sponsor a message to be shown here and by making this donation you are also raising valuable funds for our charities.

Your support this year is more important than ever for local charities so make a donation and help us to help Gloucestershire causes.

Our Sponsors