Christmas is celebrated every year on 25th December. But in today’s time, the festival of Christmas has surpassed the religious boundaries and become a symbol of the holistic culture. The winters in December carry a festive feeling.
Soft and gleeful voices of Christmas carols being sung could be heard in the background of almost every neighborhood in London, spreading warmth around the city’s coldest times.
If you’re a fan of Christmas carols that bring joy and peace to all whom who listen to it, then you’ve come to the right place; We, at the Edward Hotel have comprised a list of iconic carols you could attend across the British capital that is merely a stone throw away from our location in Paddington.
ST JAMES'S PICCADILLY: A Blue Christmas service takes places at St James's Piccadilly on 8 December, aimed at anyone who finds Christmas a bit overwhelming. Shoppers are invited to take a break from retail at an early evening carol service on Christmas Eve.
TRAFALGAR SQUARE: The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is officially illuminated in a ceremony on 5 December. After this, a series of carol singing events take place around the tree throughout December, with more than 40 singing groups joining in. Wrap up, and head out to see them in action every Monday and Tuesday!
WESTMINSTER ABBEY: The main Westminster Abbey Christmas concert takes place on 12 December and keeps going till the 24th of December, and is a traditional affair with festive choral works performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey, interspersed with seasonal readings and traditional carols for everyone to join in with.
SOUTHWARK CATHEDRAL: Marie Curie's Carols in the City concert takes over Southwark Cathedral for a candlelit evening of music and readings. That's the first in a series of carol services at the Cathedral this year, both fundraising concerts for various charities, and performances by the Cathedral's own choir.
ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL: As you'd expect, St Paul's Cathedral has a full programme of Advent and Christmas events. It begins with the Advent Carol Service on 30 November and 1 December, with performances by the Cathedral Choir and a candlelit procession marking the start of Advent. Celebrities join in with A Celebration of Christmas on 12 December, and other carol services take place right up until Christmas Eve.
During this holiday season Christmas Carols act as a solid reminder to all of us on the importance of giving, sharing, and forgiving; so allow the feeling to consume you on all fronts, to share the feeling of love to all of our fellow human beings around the city.
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