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Joy to the World – Christmas Tree Festival

December 9, 2017 - December 23, 2017

Joy to the World is the 8th Christmas Tree Festival at St Andrew’s and St George’s West in the heart of Edinburgh. 40 sparkling Christmas trees light up St Andrew’s and St George’s West Georgian sanctuary, each decorated by a local charity, business or voluntary group. All of our trees come from social enterprise Caring Christmas Trees, supporting homeless  people in Edinburgh throughout the winter. Please drop in for as little or as long as you like – every tree tells a different story.

Christmas Tree Festival Opening Hours

We open Sat 9 Dec and close on Sat 23 December. We’re generally open

Monday -Saturday 10-6pm
Late opening until 9pm on Thursdays

However, Christmas is a busy time at St Andrew’s and St George’s West, and occasionally we have to close a little early ahead of carol services for rehearsals and set up. For this reason we will close early
Tue 12 December at 5.30pm
Fri 15 Dec at 2pm

There’s free live music every day,  Thanks to all our musicians who give their talents free of charge!

Entry is free, but please make a donation if you can. Donations this year are shared between three charities Medecins sans Frontieres, Pasda and VOCAL 

Please head over to Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival facebook and (less active but working on it) twitter pages to keep up with and share latest news. Thanks for visiting us online – come and visit in the real world!


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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