Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival DECEMBER 2023

🗓️ Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th December 2023

Get into the festive spirit and help raise funds for charity at the Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival.

  • Swanage Coastwatch Christmas tree
  • Harmony Rocks Choir singers
  • Children's Christmas tree artwork
  • The Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival team by the prayer tree
  • Christmas tree display at EBC
  • Handmade dove & candles felt tree decorations

Held each year at Emmanuel Baptist Church, trees are decorated by individuals, groups and organisations in the community, with donations and sponsorship proceeds going to the church’s nominated charities.

This year the festival is supporting Communicare and the National Coastwatch Institution.

There will be children’s activities, seasonal live music and refreshments in the church café.

The Purbeck Christmas Tree Festival is free to attend, with free on-site parking.


The festival will be open to visit between 10am and 6pm from Thursday to Saturday (see programme of events below).

It ends with Lights of Love – a special service of remembrance at Emmanuel Church on Sunday 10th December at 4pm.


Thursday 7th December

  • 10am – Preschool visit & EBC Tots
  • 10.15am – Story & Song Time among the trees
  • 11am – Harmony Rocks Choir
  • 12.30pm – Zephyrae Wind Instrument Trio
  • 1.30pm – Handbells Group
  • 2.30pm – Singing for Pleasure Choir
  • 3.15pm – Karen G

Friday 8th December

  • 10.30am – Preschool visit
  • 10.45am – Story & Song Time among the trees
  • 11.30am – Anne & Sandra
  • 1.30pm – Local Vocals
  • 1.45pm – Preschool visit
  • 2pm – Story & Song Time among the trees
  • 2.30pm – Alison on piano
  • 3.15pm – Belvedere Singers

Saturday 9th December

  • 10.30am – Ukulele Band
  • 12pm – Ukuladies
  • 1pm – Drum Circle
  • 2pm – Allsort’d Choir
  • 3.30pm – EBC Sing-along a Carol

Sponsor a tree

Deadline for booking your tree: Monday 13th November

Help support the festival’s fundraising initiative by decorating a tree.

After the festival is over you can take your tree home with you.

To reserve yours, email or call or the church office to leave a message:

  • Email – administrator@emmanuelbc.org.uk
  • Phone – 01929 427706