VOCAL has been chosen as one of the three charities to benefit from the Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival this December.

The theme of this year’s festival, held annually at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church, George Street, is ‘Joy of the World’.

Around 40 trees, provided by social enterprise Caring Christmas Trees, will be set up in the church, all sponsored by different businesses, charities, groups, church groups, individuals and decorated to reflect what they do. The public are invited to wander around the sparkling trees, enjoy the creativity and decorations, and find out about the interesting stories behind the trees. There is also a programme of free music which will be announced soon.

Help us decorate VOCAL’s tree

VOCAL will have a prominent tree at the festival on the main stage. Carers and supporters are welcome to make their own decorations or write messages for the tree. You can pop by to place decorations on our tree on the 8th December from 10am-3pm and on the morning of the 9th December.

Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival location, dates & times

  • St Andrew’s & St George’s West, George Street
  • Open daily for visitors from 9th-23rd December, Monday to Saturday with late nights on Thursdays.
  • Volunteers from the Church will be there on a daily basis to welcome visitors.

Get involved

For more information on how you can get involved contact Francesca Greaves on 0131 622 6666 or at fundraising@vocal.org.uk.

Find out more about VOCAL’s community and corporate fundraising here.