Festive farmer spreads Christmas cheer with tractor made of 11,000 fairy lights

A creative farmer has made an impressive festive tractor using 11,000 sparkling lights (Picture: SWNS)

It’s not your usual festive decoration but this twinkly tractor is turning heads wherever it goes.

Farmer Andrew Wilkinson created his festive tractor using 11,000 sparkling lights, and two miles of wiring.

The 33-year-old is now taking his extraordinary creation on the road to spread some festive cheer – towing it behind the real version, a John Deere 6820.

Andrew Wilkinson, 33, built the tractor in memory of his father David, who died from cancer in 2006 (Picture: SWNS)
The tractor was made using 11,000 sparkling lights and two miles of wiring (Picture: SWNS)

The tractor has taken pride of place in Andrew’s front garden in the East Yorkshire village of Hayton for the past two years.

Andrew built the Christmassy creation in memory of his farmer dad David, who died from cancer in 2006, and uses the display to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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For the first time Andrew is taking the tractor on the road to display it at events around East Yorkshire, in a bid to raise more money than ever before.

The scale model doesn’t disassemble so the only way for him to transport it is in a trailer behind a real tractor.

Andrew’s tractor usually takes pride of place outside his house but this year he’s taking it on the road in East Yorkshire (Picture: SWNS)
Andrew’s tractor at his home in Hayton, East Yorkshire (Picture: SWNS)

Andrew said: “I’ve displayed the tractor in my garden for the last couple of years but this Christmas I thought I’d take it out and about.

“People come from all over to see it and everyone who does absolutely loves it, I’m astounded by people’s reactions.

“I suppose no one else is mad enough to build a Christmas-themed tractor.

“I can’t actually take it apart so the only way to move it is by putting it in a trailer and towing it.

“It’s fair to say I get a few funny looks from people when they see my plodding down the road with a tractor made from Christmas lights behind me.”

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