A Celebration of Christmas

Friday 7 December 2018

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

Now in its 22nd year, this popular Celebrity Carol Concert has become Macmillan’s biggest single fund-raising event in Oxfordshire. Fondly referred to as the event that starts the Christmas Season, we recommend early booking.

Join us for a memorable evening of uplifting, festive music. We are delighted to welcome back Oxford’s world-class vocal ensemble the Blenheim Singers, conducted by Tom Hammond-Davies and, for the first time, Robert Quinney who will play the organ.  A guest chorister from New College and entertainment in the quad from the Magdalen College School Brass Ensemble complete the musical line-up.  As usual, you will be treated to a star-studded cast of celebrity readers* including Sinéad CusackShaun EvansWill Gompertz and John Lloyd.

A Celebration of Christmas is run entirely by volunteers to raise funds to support Macmillan services in Oxfordshire.

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an unforgettable evening.  

               If you are unable to attend but would like to make a donation please visit our           

Just Giving site where any help, will be most gratefully received.

The event will be followed by a VIP Champagne Reception, tickets for which are included with gold seats, but can be purchased by other ticket holders separately on the booking site.

Professional Photographs and film may be taken during this event. By attending the event you are consenting to the subsequent use of photographs or film of you in any printed or online media for editorial or promotion purposes by the Celebration of Christmas Committee, their affiliates and sponsors.

*performance commitments permitting


Duration: 1 hour 30mins with no interval

Book Tickets

  • Fri 7 Dec 8:00 PM £100.00/£65.00/£50.00/£30.00/£25.00
visit Christ Church Cathedral website

Book Tickets

  • Fri 7 December 8:00 PM

Some seats have restricted views which are covered by TV screens


GOLD £100 - Best, numbered seats, including ticket to VIP after party

SILVER £65 - Excellent seating with good views of the pulpit and choir

RED £50 - Good seating with views of the pulpit

GREEN £25 –  General seating

PURPLE £30 - Friends - password required

  • "… there’s nothing like singing carols at the top of your voice, to immerse you in that warm, Christmas glow!"

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