Christmas in Victoria
1 November 2016
Where: Westminster Cathedral Victoria, SW1 When: Wednesday 7th December 2016, 7.30pm · Cost: Concert, £15 (100% donation to Cardinal Hume Centre) + booking fee)
Where: Westminster Cathedral Piazza and Cardinal Place, Victoria, SW1
When: Wednesday 7th December 2016, 12pm-9pm
Land Securities is hosting an even bigger and better Christmas carol concert at Westminster Cathedral in Victoria this December, following the success of last year’s inaugural event.
Alongside the angelic sounds of the Westminster Cathedral Choir, a breath-taking brass band will help to spread festive cheer within the Cathedral. Londoners will also be treated to readings from stars with connections to Victoria including David Dimbleby, Sol Campbell and Fiona Barratt-Campbell. Plus, following a competition involving Westminster primary schools, one lucky school child will win the chance to read their own story to the audience of more than 1,300 people.
Tickets sold out quickly for last year’s event, so anyone eagerly anticipating a December filled with festive cheer should snap up their ticket now. The entire £15 ticket cost will be donated to local homeless charity the Cardinal Hume Centre, plus text donations can be made to the charity. Simply text SONG30 plus your chosen amount e.g. £5 to 70070 to donate to Cardinal Hume and help make a difference to the lives of the homeless young people, vulnerable families, refugees, asylum seekers and disadvantaged individuals that the charity supports.
The festivities will spread beyond the Cathedral too, as ticket holders will be invited to a post-concert reception on the roof garden at nearby Cardinal Place, where food from Crosstown Doughnuts and Timmy Green will be on offer, alongside festive drinks from Greenwood. These three eateries will be among the 17 restaurants, bars and eateries which will be opening their doors at Nova, Victoria in the new year – though look out for early openings from Timmy Green, Greenwood, Sourced Market and Shake Shack, all opening by Christmas.
Shepherd’s Markets will also return to host a special Christmas gift & artisan food market in partnership with Partridges across both the Cathedral Piazza and Cardinal Place. This year 12 different market stalls will be selling artisan crafts & gifts, food gifts and grab & go food including The Royal Collection, gingerbread houses, hampers, hot chocolate & more. You can also enjoy roaming entertainment and late night shop openings across Victoria. The market will be open all day for anyone passing through Victoria from 12pm-9.30pm.