London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



Christmas at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Christmas at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Christmas is the most important time for concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields and this season features a packed programme of festive favourites.


30 November 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£40.00
Christmas with the King’s Singers
The King's Singers take a festive spin on their Finding Harmony mission, combining a unique selection of Christmas favourites from all over the world with lesser-known gems and some brand-new surprises, to show how valuable music is as a tool to bring us all together, particularly at this time of year.


1 December 2021, 19.00, £9.00-£26.00
Carols for Shoppers
Carols for Shoppers is back! Kick off your Christmas with New London Singers and their conductor Ivor Setterfield. Join in with traditional carols including Hark the Herald Angles Sing and O Come all ye Faithful and listen to an array of festive gems such as In the Bleak Mid Winter and Away in a Manger.


2 December 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£36.00
A Trafalgar Square Christmas by Candlelight

Celebrating the lighting of the Norwegian Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square, with festive Christmas readings and carols for audience, including In the Bleak Mid-Winter, God rest ye merry gentlemen and O come, O come Emmanuel.


3 December 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£35.00
A Renaissance Christmas
Stile Antico presents a unique and beautiful sequence inspired by the traditional service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Masterpieces by some of the finest composers of the Renaissance alternate with intimate, metaphysical verse by poets such as John Donne and George Herbert, in place of readings from Scripture.


4, 30 December 2021, 11.00, 13.00, £5.00-£15.00
Paddington Bear’s First Concert
Join Paddington Bear as he meets his new family and the lovely Mr Gruber in London, and explores the magical adventure of attending his first classical music concert. Including music by Schubert, Haydn and Rossini, make sure you bring your teddies to listen too!


4 December 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£36.00
The Academy with Pablo Ferrandez
Cellist Pablo Ferrandez joins the Academy for a performance in central London before embarking on a 4-date European tour.


5 December 2021, 17.30
Blessing of the Crib in Trafalgar Square
A dramatisation of the Christmas nativity for today, with carols, action, music, prayer and a live donkey. Meet on the church steps at 17.20 for a torch-lit procession to Trafalgar Square led by the Salvation Army Band with the Choir and Clergy of St Martin-in-the-Fields.


7 December 2021, 19.00, £10.00-£60.00
Messiah – The Sixteen
Enjoy Handel’s best-known work in the stunning surroundings of St Martin-in-the-Fields, beautifully performed by The Sixteen, under the expert direction of Harry Christophers.


9 December 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£36.00
Bach Christmas Oratorio by Candlelight
Join St Martin’s Voices for a spectacular performance of Bach’s much loved Christmas Oratorio.


10 December 2021, 19.00, £9.00-£26.00
The Joys of Christmas
arr. Willcocks – Sussex Carol
Rutter – Christmas Lullaby
Tavener – The Lamb
Warlock – Bethlehem Down
Cornelius – The Three Kings

Plus carols for brass, organ and audience including God Rest Ye Merry GentlemenO Come All Ye Faithful and It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.


11 December 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£60.00
John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Ensembles perform Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ
Berlioz – L’Enfance du Christ Op 25

Please note that this performance will run without an interval


16 December 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£36.00
Handel Messiah with the Academy
The Academy of St Martin in the Fields joins forces with St Martin’s Voices to perform Handel’s much loved oratorio Messiah.


17 December 2021, 18.00, 20.00, £9.00-£26.00
Christmas with the Academy
Join the Academy of St Martin In The Fields for a festive performance of Christmas carols.


17 December 2021, 19.00, £10.00
Messiah – The Sixteen (online)
Enjoy Handel’s best-known work in the stunning surroundings of St Martin-in-the-Fields, beautifully performed by The Sixteen, under the expert direction of Harry Christophers (online performance).


18, 29 December 2021, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, £5.00-£15.00
Little Red Riding Hood
With text from Roald Dahl’s iconic, ludicrous and devilish Revolting Rhymes, this work by Paul Patterson will huff, puff and bring the house down!


Setting the scene in the opening lines, the orchestra perfectly depicts the Enchanted Forest from this vivid and funny fairy tale, through which the narrator weaves witty and exaggerated character escapades.


18-19, 21 December 2021, 16.00, £9.00-£26.00
Christmas Crackers!
Join St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Choir for a performance of merriment and festive cheer in the lead up to Christmas. With twinkling classics aplenty, carols for choir, audience and organ include Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing and Good King Wenceslas, as well as entertaining solos by the choir including Carol of the Bells, Star Carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas and Jingle Bells.


18 December 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£36.00
Carols for Christmas by Candlelight
arr. Wood – Ding Dong, Merrily on High
Leontovich – Carol of the Bells
Cornelius – The Three Kings
Rutter – Shepherd’s Pipe Carol
Chilcott – On Christmas Night

Plus carols for audience including Once in Royal David’s CityGod Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and It Came Upon the Midnight Clear.


19 December 2021, 18.00, £9.00-£26.00
A Ceremony of Carols by Candlelight
Medieval arr. Summerly – Personent Hodie, Gaudete Christus est natus
Britten – A Ceremony of Carols
Emma Johnson – Songs of Celebration


20-21, 23 December 2021, 11.00, 13.00, 14.00, £9.00-£26.00
Festive Family Carols
A dazzling celebration of family carols for that perfect Christmas cheer. Carols for choir and audience include Away in a Manager, Silent Night and O Little Town of Bethlehem, as well as entertaining solos by St Martin’s Voices including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells and We wish you a Merry Christmas. Fun for all the family!


20, 23 December 2021, 16.00, 19.00, £9.00-£26.00
Sleigh Ride by Candlelight
Mozart – Sleigh Ride from German Dances
Tchaikovsky – Movements from the Nutcracker Suite
Alec Rowley – Christmas Suite
Prokofiev – Troika from Lieutenant Kije
Anderson – Sleigh Ride
Plus uplifting carols for all to sing.


21 December 2021, 19.30, £9.00-£26.00
A Soulful Christmas
An hour of spectacular and sublime gospel classics, alongside traditional carols with a soulful twist, including When You Believe, Joyful Joyful and O Come all ye Faithful.


22, 28 December 2021, 11.00, 13.00, £5.00-£15.00
The Snowman
With Howard Blake’s soundtrack to every child’s Christmas, The Snowman is an enchanting story of friendship and adventure, perfect for creating cherished family memories at Christmas.


22-23 December 2021, 19.00, £10.00-£36.00
A Christmas Celebration by Candlelight
Join St Martin’s Voices and celebrated composer and conductor Bob Chilcott in this joyful celebration of Christmas. Featuring beautiful carols for choir and strings, as well as carols for all to sing with including O Little Town of Bethlehem, Once in Royal David’s City and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.


27 December 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£36.00
Christmas Baroque by Candlelight
Handel – Arrival of The Queen of Sheba
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Bach – Air ‘on the G String’
Vivaldi – ‘Autumn’ and ‘Winter’ from the Four Seasons
Handel – Selected movements from Messiah
Vivaldi – Concerto for Violin Il riposo
Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Violins in A minor


28 December 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£36.00
The Complete Brandenburg Concertos at Christmas
Bach – Brandenburg Concertos No 1 – 6


30 December 2021, 19.30, £10.00-£36.00
Tis the Season Four Seasons
Vivaldi – Concerto for Two Violins Op 3 No 2
Bach – Air ‘on a G String’
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Albinoni – Adagio for Strings
Bach – Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Vivaldi – Four Seasons


31 December 2021, 15.30, £10.00-£36.00
New Year’s Eve Operetta Matinée
A glittering array of favourite opera and operetta arias to start your New Year’s Eve celebrations performed by the Merry Opera Company.


1 January 2022, 19.00, £10.00-£36.00
New Year’s Day Extravaganza
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Pachelbel – Canon and Gigue in D
Bach – Concerto for Oboe and Violin
Vivaldi – Four Seasons

Expired - Event is in the past.

Venue Details

St Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London WC2

Box Office
020 7766 1100

Nearest tube
Charing Cross


More info

30 November, 1-4, 7, 9-11, 16-23, 27-31 December 2021, 1 January 2022



Other notes

Back to Top