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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 a new festive experience, the Christmas Gingerbread Decorating Workshop, perfect for getting creative and getting everyone into the Christmas spirit.

Festive Family Concerts

Festive Family Carols

Enjoy a wonderful afternoon of Christmas Carols for all the family

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

Carols for Kids

A magical daytime concert created especially for our younger guests…

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

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


Gingerbread Decorating Workshop

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!

On now until Saturday 23 December

Carol Concerts

Carols by Candlelight

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

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


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

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


Tenebrae: A Christmas Conversation

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


Christmas Baroque by Candlelight

A selection of festive Baroque favourites

Wednesday 27 December


Bach, Handel and Vivaldi by Candlelight

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 Extravaganza by Candlelight

Join the Festive Orchestra of London and violin virtuoso Catherine Manson for their traditional celebration of the new year

Monday 1 January


Christmas Services

Community Carols

Join us for this carol service for all who live and work in and around Trafalgar Square and in the parish of St Martin’s. Followed by refreshments.

Wednesday 6 December 


Lighting of the Tree – Trafalgar Square

The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is a Christmas tree gifted to the people of Britain by Norway each year since 1947. The tree is prominently displayed in Trafalgar Square from the beginning of December until 6 January. All are welcome to this service.

Thursday 7 December 


Blessing of the Crib

All are welcome to join us as we come together in Trafalgar Square and bless the Crib, and welcome the Christ child into the world.

With the Choir of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and an exciting retelling of the Christmas Story with a real donkey music and drama. A service for all the family.

Sunday 10 December


Nine Lessons and Carols

Join us for this traditional service of lessons and carols. All are welcome.

Sunday 17 December


Christmas Eve Parish Eucharist

Join us for a said Eucharist service on Christmas Eve.

Sunday 24 December, Christmas Eve 


Christmas Eve Blessing of the Crib and Dramatised Nativity

A Service for all the family. With drama, carols, a baby and a donkey – the Christmas story for today.

Sunday 24 December, Christmas Eve


Christmas Eve Parish Carols

All are welcome to join us for an uplifting service of carols, scripture and poetry as we come together to anticipate the birth of Jesus.

Saturday 24 December, Christmas Eve

3.30pm and 5.30pm

Christmas Day Eucharist

All are welcome as we come together for our Christmas Day Eucharist. Please note the 10:30am start. The Eucharist (or Holy Communion or Mass) is the central act of Christian worship. This is celebrated on Sundays and each day throughout the week.

Monday 25 December, Christmas Day morning


Epiphany Carols

Join us as we come together to witness the Christ child’s glory face to face. All are welcome.

Sunday 7 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!