Defender and Tractor light up Yorkshire

Impressive Christmas light sculptures built for charity

The Christmas Tractor

by Neil Watterson |

There’s not been much joy around so far this Christmas, but there is in Yorkshire, where Christmas lights illuminate the area. But these aren’t just any Christmas lights, they’re those in the shape of The Christmas Tractor and Defender created by Andrew Wilkinson in memory of his dad, David, who passed away due to a form of cancer in 2006.

His original piece, a wire-frame John Deere 6820 was built ready for Christmas 2016 and that was given a facelift to the John Deere 6155m for 2020. All the details are all there, from the colour-scheme to the steering front wheels and a lifted plough.

Also new to the display this year is his Defender 90 – a stunning recreation of his dad’s Defender – complete in every way from the front bumper to the door-mounted spare wheel. It even has the Defender graphics down the side.

Andrew has done all this to raise money for Cancer Research UK – and has already raised more than £4000 this year.

Fancy seeing the lights in real life? Pop YO42 1RR into your sat nav and check them out. And you can make a donation online through the The Christmas Tractor's JustGiving page.

Defender from The Christmas Tractor
Life-size Defender made of Christmas lights ©The Christmas Tractor
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