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Follow the Star

December 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Follow the Star closes early today (2pm) to allow our choir and orchestra to rehearse for Carols at Six. Carols at Six is our annual free Christmas concert of festive music, carols and readings for everyone. Everyone is welcome so please do come along – singing carols among 40  Christmas trees is a fabulous experience. 

This 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.

Maybe you have paused on the church’s portico to admire the stunning  Christmas lights on the Dome opposite. So, just for a change, why not turn around and step through the door into a different world.

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.

Entry is free. Visitors are invited to make a donation which is shared between three local charities: Edinburgh Direct Aid, Health in Mind and Richmond’s Hope




Follow the Star runs for two weeks in Advent.

Saturday 10 December – Saturday 24 December  

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


Saturday 10 December (10am-4pm)

Friday 16 December at (10am – 2pm)

Thursday 22 December late opening until 9pm


Come along! We’d love to see you.



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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