A short 45-minute Christmas carol service aimed at families. Children are especially welcome at this one.
This event is free and everybody is welcome to attend, no matter what your faith. If you are planning on going then you should definitely try and arrive early as there is limited space inside the cathedral.
Craig’s review of St. Paul’s – “One of the things that I have always liked about St. Paul's Cathedral is the lousy piece of street planning outside the front door. As you walk up Ludgate Hill you'll expect to see the grand facade block off the top like a great barn door, but with the way the street curves over the brow all you get is three-quarters of the front. It's the worst piece of street planni… continued”
Britten’s Ceremony of Carols at St. Paul’s – 21 Dec 2018 – Listen to Benjamin Britten's "Ceremony of Carols" performed inside St Paul's Cathedral, alongside some readings for advent.
Christmas Carol Service at St. Paul’s – 23 to 24 Dec 2018 – Enjoy some seasonal readings and Christmas carols sung by the congregation and Cathedral Choir at St Paul's Cathedral
Handel’s Messiah at St Paul’s Cathedral – 6 Dec 2018 – Enjoy a performance of Handel's Messiah by the Cathedral Choir and the City of London Sinfonia at St Pauls Cathedral
Blessing the crib at St Paul’s Cathedral – 16 Dec 2018 – The annual blessing of the crib and lighting of the Christmas trees at St Paul's Cathedral is always an atmospheric service
Midnight Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral – 24 Dec 2018 – Start your Christmas in style by attending the atmospheric candlelit midnight mass at St Paul's Cathedral on Christmas Eve
Christmas Day service at St. Paul’s – 25 Dec 2018 – There's not a lot to do in London on Christmas Day so how about attending a church service at St Paul's Cathedral instead?
Meet Father Christmas at Kenwood House – 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 Dec 2018 – Take your kids to meet the real Father Christmas at Kenwood House and hear him tell some festive tales about the North Pole.
We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy St. Paul’s then you might like to visit Brompton Oratory (catch the train from St Pauls to South Kensington), Westminster Abbey (catch the train from St Pauls to Westminster) and Westminster Cathedral (catch the train from St Pauls to Victoria)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans