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Figurine in snow singing Christmas carols.

Hear all your favourite Christmas carols this festive season...

From large performances and concerts to intimate sing-alongs, there's nothing better than some traditional carol singing to get you into the Christmas spirit. These Christmas carol events for 2019 have something for everyone; whether you're a fan of festive favourites or carols with a modern twist, outdoor venues or cosy indoor services. 

Grab a mince pie, huddle up with some mulled wine and enjoy one - or more! - of these superb carol singing events. Rolls of Christmas carol music sheets, a bauble and part of a Christmas tree.

Christmas Concert - Winckley Square

  • Date: Sunday 1 December
  • Time: 3pm - 6.30pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: Free

Enjoy some traditional carols around the Christmas Tree in Winckley Square Gardens, with St Stephen's Choir and other performers. There will be mince pies, mulled wine, parched peas, and other foods and drink as well as a spectacular sound and light show finale.

Fellside Churches Christmas Concert - Barton Grange Garden Centre

  • Date: Sunday 1 December
  • Time: 6.30pm - 9pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £7

This Christmas concert features music and entertainment by Preston's Salvation Army Band and the Bible Storytellers. Mulled wine and mince pies will be available to enjoy afterwards and all proceeds go to the charities Vine House, The Salvation Army, and Adoption Matters. Tickets are available to buy from Barton Grange Garden Centre.

An Evening of Christmas Magic - Preston Playhouse

  • Date: Sunday 1 December
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £12

This evening of festive entertainment features the Freckleton Band and Singers from Preston Musical Comedy Society, raising funds for The Playhouse. To book tickets call Preston Playhouse's Box Office on 07738 915848.

Carols in the Chamber - Preston Town Hall

  • Date: Friday 6 December
  • Time: 6.30pm - 9pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £10

This annual event is held in the Council Chamber and in aid of Rosemere, Emmaus, Dig In, and Friends of Mulanje Orphans. Carols will be sung by Preston Gilbert and Sullivan Society.

Christmas Concert 2019 - St Michael's Church, Kirkham

  • Date: Monday 9 December
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: £8

Kirkham singers will perform wonderful Christmas music and carols with Blackpool Brass Band. Tickets are £8 on the door.

Christmas Carols - St Michael & All Angels Church

  • Date: Saturday 14 December
  • Time: 7pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: £12 adults, £5 under 18s, £30 family (two adults and two under 18s)

This popular annual Christmas concert features Preston Orpheus Choir and Freckleton Brass Band. There's no need to book, just pay on the door.

Candlelit Christmas Carols - The Plungington Hotel

  • Date: Tuesday 17 December
  • Time: 7pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: Free

Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols around the camp fire, accompanied by St Cuthbert's Choir. Mince pies, mulled wine, and ciders will all be available to help spread the Christmas cheer.  

St Walburge's Choir - Preston Markets

  • Date: Saturday 21 December
  • Time: 12pm - 2pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: Free

The perfect way to put up your feet during your Christmas shopping and enjoy some carol singing from St Walburge's Choir.

Christmas Carols with Santa and his Elves - Hoghton Tower

  • Dates: Saturday 21 December - Sunday 22 December
  • Time: 3pm - 3.30pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £5 

Get warm and cosy in Hoghton Tower's banqueting hall and enjoy listening to the Hoghton in Harmony Choir as they perform traditional Christmas carols. Santa and his elves will also be present and there will be a mince pie or a sweet treat to enjoy after the concert.

Christmas Carols and Chippy Tea - Gibbon Bridge Hotel

  • Date: Saturday 21 December
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm
  • Booking required: Yes
  • Price: £20 adult, £10 child

Enjoy a relaxed evening of fish and chips with mushy peas, followed by Christmas carols.

To book your place call Gibbon Bridge on 01995 61456.

Candlelight Carol Service - Fulwood Methodist Church

  • Date: Sunday 22 December
  • Time: 5.30pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: Free

This free service includes mince pies and coffee.

Candles lit during a Christmas church service.

Carols with St Stephen's Choir - The Continental

  • Date: Sunday 22 December
  • Time: 8.30pm - 10pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: Free

This popular Christmas event is back for 2019, with St Stephen's Choir performing some festive carol singing. As this is always a busy event, if you wish to dine at the Continental on this day booking is advised (01772 499425).

Christmas Carol Singing - Guild Ale House

  • Date: Tuesday 24 December
  • Time: 4.30pm - 6pm
  • Booking required: No
  • Price: Free (drinks not included)

Grab a delicious craft ale or beer and celebrate Christmas with the Guild Ale House's ukulele band. They will be performing all the Christmas carols and songs you hate to love.

More Christmas events in Preston for 2019

Get into the festive spirit with a whole variety of Christmas events taking place in Preston.

To find something for everyone, big or small, see our events calendar.

Map addresses for Christmas carol events

  • Winckley Square Gardens, Preston, PR1 2AF.
  • Barton Grange Garden Centre, Garstang Road, Brock, Preston, PR3 0BT.
  • Preston Playhouse Ltd, Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB.
  • Preston Town Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 2RL.
  • St Michael's Church Kirkham, Church Street, Kirkham, Preston, PR4 2SE.
  • St Michael & All Angels Church, 2 Egerton Road, Preston, PR2 1AJ.
  • The Plungington Hotel, Lytham Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3AR.
  • Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA.
  • Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, Preston, PR5 0SH.
  • Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Green Lane, Chipping, Preston, PR3 2TQ.
  • Fulwood Methodist Church, Watling Street Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 8EA.
  • The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JP.
  • Guild Ale House, 56 Lancaster Road, Preston, PR1 1DD.