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Follow the Star

December 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

followthestarloresThis Christmas follow the star and head east along George Street to the seventh Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church.

Inside you will discover the lovely Georgian sanctuary illuminated by 40 sparkling trees. Each tree has been individually decorated by local businesses, charities and groups.

The trees are sustainably sourced from Caring Christmas Trees, a social enterprise which supports the Bethany Winter Night Shelter, an emergency service for those sleeping rough in Edinburgh

There will be live music from local choirs and musicians most days, and a late night meditative opening. Entry is free. Visitors are welcome to make a donation which is shared between local charities.

This year the Festival is delighted to support

Edinburgh Direct Aid  is an all volunteer charity helping people caught up in disasters worldwide, currently the refugees in Lebanon fleeing war in Syria

Health in Mind One in four of us will experience mental health problems.  Health in Mind is Edinburgh’s mental health charity, supporting people with information, counselling and befriending.

Richmond’s Hope provides a city wide service for bereaved children 4-18. Using therapeutic play and activities children can explore the impact of grief on their lives.

Keep in touch – follow us on Facebook at EdinburghChristmasTreeFestival or on twitter @EdTreeFest

Follow the Star runs from Saturday 10  – Saturday 24 December  2016

Monday-Saturday (closed Sundays) 10am-6pm 


Saturday 10 December (10am-4pm)

Thursday 15 December (10am-4pm)

Friday 16 December at (10am – 2pm)

Thursday 22 December late opening until 9pm




St Andrew’s and St George’s West
13 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PA United Kingdom
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0131 225 3847
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