Classical music in London 24th Dec, Christmas Eve

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Classical music in London on Christmas Eve, Sat 24th December

Our guide to classical music in London on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December 2016.

 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Carols by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume

Royal Albert Hall Classical music in London at the Royal Albert Hall. "Carols by Candlelight" features seasonal readings and Christmas carols performed in an evocative candlelit setting.
Nutcracker at London Coliseum, London
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The Nutcracker — English National Ballet

to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum. Nutcracker will be coming to London on Saturday 24th Dec, for a run at the London Coliseum.
 
Nutcracker at Royal Opera House, London
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Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ — Royal Ballet

to Royal Opera House Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Guided tour inside the Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the auditorium.
 

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 24 December including:

Yeoman Warder tour, at the Tower of London24 DecemberOne of the best ways of seeing the Tower of London is alongside a Yeoman Warder (better known as the “Beefeaters”).

Skate around Canary Wharf’s outdoor ice rink24 DecemberAn outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.

Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies24 December“Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies” will show how real events inspired film-makers to make some classic war movies.

Game Plan — Old board games, re-discovered24 DecemberThe Museum of Childhood’s new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.

Peter Pan panto, at the Greenwich Theatre24 DecemberGreenwich Theatre has chosen “Peter Pan” as this year’s panto, which tells the tale of Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.

Christmas panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs24 DecemberThis year’s Christmas panto at the Shaw Theatre will be “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”.

Mahwish Chishty: Spy drones and Pakistani folk art24 DecemberMahwish Chishty’s exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.

Free street performers at Covent Garden24 DecemberEnjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden — everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.

Sing-A-Long with the movie “Frozen”24 DecemberDisney’s animated classic “Frozen” is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.

 

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