London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



Christmas Festival (Royal Albert Hall)

Christmas Festival (Royal Albert Hall)

Christmas is a magical time to celebrate together at the Royal Albert Hall.


2 December 2021, 21.30
Late Night Jazz - Earl Okin
Earl is a true legend of the UK’s Jazz and Bossa Nova scene, and has played concerts around the world, performing in some of the most renowned jazz clubs and festivals, as well as on radio and TV.


8 December 2021, 20.00
Christmas with the Salvation Army
This exciting evening includes spoken word, live music from various performers including the International Staff Band and International Staff Songsters and celebrity guests.


9 December 2021, 15.00, 19.30
John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration
Join the nation's favourite choral composer for another joyful celebration of Christmas as he conducts Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in the Royal Albert Hall. With sing-along carols, rousing fanfares, Yuletide classics and more, this firm festive favourite is guaranteed to fill you with sparkle and cheer.


10 December 2021, 19.30
Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas
Join us for a swinging, soulful celebration of big band music with a Christmas twist! Guy Barker’s inimitable mixture of jazz classics, unearthed treasures and Christmas oddities will put a swing in your step as the festive season kicks off.


11 December 2021, 14.30, 19.00
The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert
Family favourite The Muppet Christmas Carol will be screened with live orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall as part of our 2021 Christmas season. This show will take you on a magical journey through the classic Charles Dickens story performed by the Muppets.


12 December 2021, 13.00, 16.30
My Christmas Orchestral Adventure
My Christmas Orchestral Adventure returns in 2021 and Albert’s Orchestra is poised and ready for a magical journey through classical music.


13 December 2021, 19.30
Christmas with Royal Choral Society
The celebrated Royal Choral Society was formed as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s official opening, and the 150-strong choir has sung here every Christmas since 1872. We can’t wait to welcome the choir back to its spiritual home in 2021 with a festive programme packed full of glorious carols old and new – including traditional favourites Silent Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and O Come all Ye Faithful.


14 December 2021, 19.00
Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince's Christmas Compendium of Reason
This December join Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince, of Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage, for their science and music variety show – Christmas Compendium of Reason. A festive event like no other, full of comedy, wonder and so much more! Prepare for an excellent night out, with a whole host of very special guests.


15 December 2021, 14.00, 19.00
Handel's Messiah
£17.50 - £65.49
This year’s concert features the majestic sounds of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the sublime voices of the Philharmonia Chorus, accompanied by special guest vocalists Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Claire Barnett-Jones, Thomas Atkins and Simon Shibambu, led by conductor Sian Edwards.


16 December 2021, 19.30
Christmas with Jonas Kaufmann
Following a string of world-class tours and CD recordings to match, Jonas Kaufmann now brings his long-awaited Christmas tour to audiences around Europe for the first time, featuring music from his newly-released album It’s Christmas.


17 December 2021, 19.30
London Community Gospel Choir at Christmas
Join the London Community Gospel Choir for an evening of uplifting festive tunes, seasonal fun and special guests.


17 December 2021, 21.30
The Music of Vince Guaraldi
As part of our Christmas season, enjoy a special evening of Vince Guaraldi’s music from the classic animated TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, plus other seasonal favourites, performed by the Jason Frederick Cinematic Trio.


18-20, 22-24 December 2021, 11.00, 15.00, 19.30
Carols at the Royal Albert Hall
Join us in the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall for what’s set to be London’s finest carol concerts of the season.


21 December 2021, 19.30
Trevor Nelson's Soul Christmas
After bringing the house down in 2019 Trevor returns to our spectacular auditorium for a second time round, bringing together a host of special guest including Chic’s Kimberly Davis, Basement Jaxx vocalist Vula Malinga, soul singer Tony Momrelle, and Ivor Novello-winning producer Troy Miller.


23 December 2021, 21.30
The Shirt Tail Stompers Vintage Christmas Show
Inspired by the Harlem swing and hot jazz of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the London-based band is making waves on the international swing music scene.

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Venue Details

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AP

Box Office
020 7589 8212

Nearest tube
High Street Kensington / Knightsbridge


More info

2, 8-24 December 2021



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