Sing along to popular Christmas carols in London, join a cosy or outdoor concert, enjoy classic music recitals with a seasonal twist, or be entertained by star performers at festive concerts this winter.
Usually, if you're keen to learn more about the Christmas story, you can head to one of London's iconic churches and cathedrals, such as Westminster Abbey, for a special advent service or winter concert during Christmas in London.
Last year you could enjoy the following Christmas concerts in London. Check back later in the year for confirmed events to tune into during Christmas 2021.
Popular Christmas carols
Christmas Festival at the Royal Albert Hall
Christmas by Candlelight at St Gabriel's Church
Celebrate the festive season with a candlelit concert sung by the Colla Voce Singers at St Gabriel’s Church in Pimlico. A Colla Voce Christmas by Candlelight features much-loved seasonal music alongside gems from around the world.
A Christmas Carol from the Royale Dickens Company
Christmas at the Barbican
Advent and Christmas at St Paul's Cathedral
London’s iconic St Paul's Cathedral hosts annual series of carols, services and recitals. Whether you are attending with kids for the annual Family Carols, reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas at Eucharist services, or enjoying a traditional carol concert, soak up the incredible acoustics of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece during Christmas in London.
The Sixteen at Christmas at Cadogan Hall
Christmas at Westminster Abbey
Haunting harmonies from the choir and majestic notes from the organ are among the highlights of a series of concerts, recitals and services at beautiful Westminster Abbey. These usually include the annual Christmas concert, where young choristers and musicians lead an evening of carols, readings and choral works.
Christmas at the Union Theatre
The Royal Opera Christmas Concert
Wrap up warm and enjoy some festive cheer under the night sky at an outdoor Christmas carol concert.
A Starry Night at Lambeth Palace
Sit out under the stars in the stunning grounds of Lambeth Palace for an evening of festive music from world class performers. A Starry Night at Lambeth Palace features the English National Opera Choir and world renowned clarinettist Emma Johnson OBE.