Festival of Christmas Trees

28 Oct 10 Dec

Quayside MediaCityUK, M50 3AH

Saturday 28 Oct 23 - Sunday 10 Dec 23 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Returning for the 17th year!

The Francis House Festival of Trees is your opportunity to bid on a selection of stunning Christmas trees, each uniquely decorated by local organisations, individuals and big brands.

If you place the highest bid before the auction ends, you will get to take the tree home in time for Christmas!

The decorated trees are on display to the public at our magical pop-up Christmas shop at Quayside MediaCityUK (formerly known as the Lowry Outlet Mall) from Saturday 28th October.

They can also be broswed online at www.festivaloftrees.co.uk.

**Bids have now closed and winners have been notified by email. Thank you to everyone who participated! The shop will remain open until Sunday December 10. Visit to pick up Christmas decorations and gifts**

Our shop opening hours are:
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm
Friday: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

With thanks to our Festival of Trees sponsors Towers Business Park and Quayside MediaCityUK.

How does it work?

The trees are decorated by local and global organisations, which have previously included Towers Business Park, local Women’s Institutes, JP Goldman, Lowbury Construction, Quayside MediaCityUK, The Lowry Theatre, Morrisons, Rotary Clubs, The Alchemist, Nandos, Tesco, Swizzels Matlow, RTC, Apadmi, Cardinal Maritime, and many more!

All sponsors generously donate items such as signed baubles, football memorabilia, luxury hampers, iPads, vouchers, handmade gifts, plus much more!

Tree sponsors let their imaginations run wild creating saleable, tempting trees that you’d be proud to purchase.

Each tree comes complete with lights ready to be placed straight in your home or business – there’s no need to decorate!

Bid on a Tree

Customers can come along to browse the trees, packed with fantastic gifts, experiences and vouchers in the Francis House pop-up shop until Sunday 10th December. From Sunday 3rd December, there will be fewer trees to browse as winning bidders begin taking home their trees.

Bids are placed on each tree either in store or online to raise vital funds for Francis House Children’s Hospice based in Didsbury, Manchester.

Whoever has the highest bid on each tree when the auction closes on Sunday 3rd December at 5pm gets to take the tree home in time for Christmas.

Christmas merchandise is also on sale in the pop-up shop, as well as the opportunity to win some fantastic raffle prizes.

With some of the trees fetching hundreds of pounds each, the Festival of Trees raises much-needed income for the hospice and Francis House is grateful to Quayside MediaCityUK for providing a retail unit free of charge, and to all the tree sponsors.

View this year's trees!

More about event location

Quayside MediaCityUK

Salford M50 3AH, UK

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