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Christmas at St Martin’s is very special. Come and worship with us, or enjoy one of our magical selection of concerts on offer, giving everyone the chance to join together, feel festive, and remind ourselves what a special time of year this is.

The festive season cannot truly begin until you’ve sung your heart out at one of our magical Carols by Candlelight concerts, and we also have some very special Carols for Kids concerts especially for our younger guests…

Brand new for 2023, we’re delighted to bring you two new festive experiences – Christmas Story Time with Santa’s Head Elf and a Christmas Gingerbread Decorating Workshop, perfect for getting creative and getting everyone into the Christmas spirit.

Festive Family Concerts

Carols for Kids

A magical daytime concert created especially for our younger guests…

Saturday 2 December 11:00am 
Saturday 16 December 11:00am 
Saturday 23 December 11:00am 

Festive Family Carols

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Christmas Carols for all the family

Saturday 2 December 4:00pm
Saturday 9 December 2:00pm
Saturday 16 December 2:00pm
Saturday 23 December 2:00pm

Family Christmas with the Academy

Join St Martin’s Voices and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields for Christmas favourites for all the family

Friday 22 December


Christmas Family Experiences

Christmas Gingerbread Decorating Workshop

Treat the kids this Christmas with a festive gingerbread decorating workshop where jolly baker elves from Santa’s very own workshop are eager to share the secrets of Santa’s favourite festive treat: gingerbread!

Saturday 25 November – Saturday 23 December

Christmas Story Time with Santa’s Head Elf

Join us for Christmas story time with Santa’s Head Elf! St Martin’s Hall rolls out the red carpet this Christmas for a story time adventure led by one of Santa’s mischievous elves!

Saturday 25 November – Saturday 23 December

Carol Concerts

Christmas with St Martin’s Voices by Candlelight

An evening of carols led by St Martin’s Voices including songs from their new album, A Winter Breviary

Friday 1 December


Carols by Candlelight

Join us for a full evening of festive music, carol singing and festive readings

Saturday 2 December 7:30pm
Saturday 9 December 7:30pm
Saturday 16 December 7:30pm
Tuesday 19 December 7:30pm
Saturday 23 December 7:30pm


A Trafalgar Square Christmas by Candlelight

On the evening of the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree lighting, join St Martin’s Voices and Strings for an evening of festive music

Thursday 7 December


Carols for Christmas

Join us for an hour of beautiful carols in the gorgeous setting of St Martin’s

Saturday 9 December 4:00pm
Saturday 16 December 4:00pm
Wednesday 20 December 3:00pm
Thursday 21 December 3:00pm
Saturday 23 December 4:00pm

The Joys of Christmas by Candlelight

Join the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields and St Martin’s Brass for a beautiful evening of Christmas carols

Sunday 10 December 


A Christmas Celebration by Candlelight

Join the St Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Choir and St Martin’s Brass for an evening of Christmas carols

Sunday 17 December


Christmas Classics

The Sixteen: Messiah

Tuesday 5 December


I Fagiolini: Angels, Shepherds and Demons – Bach, Monteverdi, and a pantomime from Naples

Friday 8 December


Ex Cathedra: Christmas Music by Candlelight

Tuesday 12 December


Christmas Baroque by Candlelight

A selection of festive Baroque favourites

Friday 14 December


Tenebrae at Christmas

Friday 15 December


Handel Messiah by Candlelight

St Martin’s Chamber Orchestra and St Martin’s Voices perform Handel’s much loved oratorio Messiah

Monday 18 December


Soul Sanctuary: A Gospel Christmas

Join us for contemporary gospel re-imaginings of Christmas classics by the gospel geniuses of our age.

Wednesday 20 December


A King’s Singers Christmas: When you wish upon a star

Thursday 21 December


Christmas with the Academy

Join St Martin’s Voices and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields for a festive evening spectacular

Friday 22 December


Vivaldi Four Seasons by Candlelight

Enjoy Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece of Baroque beauty and drama this Christmas

Friday 29 December


A Viennese New Year by Candlelight

A traditional New Year feast of waltzes and polkas composed by the Strauss family and their contemporaries

Saturday 30 December


New Year’s Day Extravaganza by Candlelight

Monday 1 January 2024


If we can’t tempt you back for a Christmas concert, be sure to take a look at our Autumn/Winter concerts to find out more about our classical concerts over the festive season, and don’t forget to sign up for email updates to be the first to get the latest news about concerts, events, installations and more!