Ben Burgess, an agricultural machinery dealership with multiple branches in the United Kingdom is spreading Christmas cheer across the region by decorating their tractors and combine harvesters with 1.5 miles of Christmas lights.
Hollie Cruickshank, the firm’s marketing manager said that it’s been a difficult year for many people in the community and they just wanted to spread some festive cheer and illuminate everyone’s hearts who pass by their branches.
“It’s been a difficult year for many, so our team has worked hard to put something special together and we are looking forward to welcoming the local community to our branches for them to enjoy our displays,” Hollie said, reported by EDP 24.
Never mind Santa’s sleigh… how about a Christmas combine harvester? https://t.co/8HmEOF6VnZ
— Kit Papworth (@farmerkit) December 2, 2020
The lights will be lit up every evening starting at 4pm and will be left on until the next morning. Each branch plans to be open to the public as well during the day with social distancing measures of course. You can view the opening times for each branch on their website.
There has also been a new campaign launched called Let’s Brighten Up which calls for families in the towns, cities, and villages to also decorate their homes with Christmas lights to help uplift the spirit of the people.
Hopefully, American farmers will hear about this and start the trend in the U.S.