Classical music in London Sunday 18 December

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 at Cadogan Hall, London
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Christmas Cracker concert, with the Royal Philharmonic

Cadogan Hall The "Christmas Cracker" concert has become a festive favourite, with seasonal songs and carols by the Royal Philharmonic.
 at Westminster Abbey, London
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Ceremony of Carols, at Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey Enjoy a performance of Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" at Westminster Abbey, with a reading of The Christmas Proclamation.
 
 at Barbican Hall, London
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Mozart and Tchaikovsky — London Symphony Orchestra

Barbican Hall Nikolaj Znaider and the London Symphony Orchestra will be playing works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky at Barbican Hall.
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Carols by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume

to 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.
 
 

That’s all of the classical music, but there are lots of other events taking place on 18 December including:

Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House18 DecemberSomerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.

The Railway Children + real steam train!18 DecemberThe Railway Children’s cast includes a real-life 60-tonne steam train that comes chugging into the King’s Cross Theatre.

Sleeping Beauty panto — with Maureen Lipman18 DecemberMaureen Lipman and CBeebies’ Chris Jarvis will be starring in Richmond Theatre’s Christmas panto, “Sleeping Beauty”.

Game Plan — Old board games, re-discovered18 DecemberThe Museum of Childhood’s new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.

Southbank’s Winter Festival & Christmas market18 DecemberThis popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.

Outdoor ice rink, at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court18 DecemberThe Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII’s Tudor Palace.

Paul Nash exhibition — at Tate Britain18 DecemberTate Britain’s Paul Nash exhibition will show works from his entire life, from his earliest drawings up to his iconic war paintings.

Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery18 DecemberSee over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.

 
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