Christmas carols in Cambridge

christmas carols in cambridge

Sing your heart out this Christmas

Cambridge does not disappoint when it comes to carol concerts and services in and around the city.  Furthermore our calendar of carols showcases strength of community, bringing together schools and promoting charities and inclusion.  Without doubt, there is something for everyone and the spirit of Christmas is clear.

A warm coat and an early start

Cambridge is famed for many things but most noteworthy has to be The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols held in King’s College Chapel. Broadcast live on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm on Christmas Eve to millions of listeners it marks a magical and significant point in the Christmas calendar across the world.

With patience, a warm coat and an early start you could be one of 500 invited to join members of College and their personal guests. Perhaps next year the mixed-voice choirs, King’s Voices may share this special global platform. Just saying.

Take a look at this special listing of carol concerts in and around Cambridge, and sing your hearts out this Christmas.

Christmas carols in Cambridge 2018

DateTimeConcertLocationBrief descriptionMore information Price 
22nd December7pm Milton Carols round the pubs Starts Waggon & HorsesCarols round the pubs !
23rd December6.30pm Christmas Carol ServiceGreat St Mary's Church
Cambridge
CB2 3PQ
Beautiful Christmas carol service by candle-light
23rd December6.30pm Carol ServiceChurch of St. Andrew & St. Mary, GrantchesterCarol service
24th December 3pmA Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols King's College Chapel, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1STThe Christmas Eve service is broadcast live to millions of people around the world and the opening carol is always 'Once in Royal David's City'.A Festival of NIne Lessons We now operate a ticketing system for this service. If you wish to attend, please come to the College early on Christmas Eve morning, with some photographic identification. A queue will form in the early hours and we will begin distributing tickets at approximately 7am. Approx 500 tickets. Queuing early essential.
30th December4pm Service of readings and carolsEly Cathedral supported by members of the Ely Cathedral Octagon Singers along with local singers, their guests Readings and Carols FREE
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