Christmas carol concerts in London
Get into the seasonal spirit at a festive carol concert
An evening of Christmas carols is a surefire way to sprinkle some holiday spirit into the season. From grand affairs in majestic venues such as Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral to charity fundraisers with celebrity readings, London's carol services are guaranteed to leave you with a warm glow.
Christmas carol services
The charity Breast Cancer Care is hosting this atmospheric carol concert in the glorious surroundings of Wren's architetural masterpiece, St Paul's. As well as the carols (sung by the superb Cathedral Choir), there will be celebrity readings, and festive snacks will be available after the concert – including a champagne supper in the Crypt for those who wish to spend a bit more.
Hampton Court Palace is taking a DIY approach to carol singing this year. Everyone is invited to join in around the courtyards for an hour, accompanied by the Epsom and Ewell Silver Band.
The man in red makes a visit to the windmill. There's also carol singing, craft activities, mince pies and mulled wine for the grown-ups. Please note: there are no guided tours of the building.
Welcome Christmas in a traditional style with carols - led by Director of Music Robert Jones and the St Bride's Choir - at the wonderful 'journalists' church' on Fleet Street. There will be a Christmas tree and candles, as well as mulled wine and mince pies.
The Clergy of St Martin-in-the-Fields present a candlelit service of words, music and refelections on the Christmas story with the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields.
The Christmas story is told of the birth of Jesus in a stable in carols, poems and readings and the housing and homelessness charity reflect on what it means for people today when there is 'no room at the inn.'
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