Deck the halls

Do you want to support The Christie this Christmas? Take on The Christie Challenge and help us keep make sure we can be there for people with cancer.

If you're holding a Christmas tree decorating competition as part of The Christie Challenge or as a standalone fundraising activity, please create a JustGiving page in support of The Christie using the button below.

And if you’re organising a Christmas tree decorating competition with your school over the festive season, why not take part in our school fundraising challenge 60 for The Christie?

Decorate 60 Christmas trees across your school or give everyone 60 seconds to spruce up their festive ornaments – the choice is yours! 

Get your local community in the festive spirit by organising a Christmas tree decorating competition. The most inventive and extravagant tree decoration is the winner!

You can make a Christmas tree decorating competition into a fundraising event for The Christie charity by asking all participants to donate a set amount.

Set some ground rules for the competition – for example, the Christmas tree must feature at least 1 decoration and at least 1 set of lights. You might want to include some other rules – using only a certain material or decorated around a particular theme.

A Christmas tree decorating competition works well on a street or in a village, where everyone taking part is nearby. But you can also hold a contest in a workplace or between family members who live separately. You’ll just need to get everyone taking part to send in a photo of their Christmas tree creation.

You’ll need 1 person to act as the judge of the Christmas tree decorating competition. They also can’t take part in the contest personally – otherwise they can’t be impartial!

Decide in advance what prize the winners of the competition get. You could give away a token trophy or get a local business to donate something to give as a prize.

You could also bring this fundraising idea to the workplace by making it into a speed decorating competition in the office. Participants can bring or make their own decorations for the festive speed decorating competition. You’ll then just need to decide how long everyone gets to build their Christmassy creations – whether they can do it in an hour or just a few minutes.

If you’re looking to organise a Christmas tree decorating competition for The Christie charity, get in touch and request a fundraising pack from us. We’ll post you out a pack of fundraising tips for your event and a sponsor form to collect your money.