A Celebration of Christmas

Begin your Christmas celebrations with this well-loved and established festival of seasonal words and music at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford on Friday 9th December.

Together with family and friends, enjoy a star-studded evening of uplifting and imaginative music by the world-renowned choir Schola Cantorum, as well as readings by (*) Freddie Jones, Gemma Jones, Toby Jones, Jeany Spark, and Kevin Whately. In celebration of the event’s twentieth anniversary, we are also delighted to welcome composer and soloist Roderick Williams as a special guest.

A Celebration of Christmas is run, entirely by volunteers, to raise funds to support a Macmillan nurse in Oxfordshire.  We are proud to say that this popular event has raised over £500,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in the last 20 years.

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a spectacular occasion and recommend early booking, as last year was a sellout.

* performance commitments permitting

 £100 - Best VIP reserved seats opposite pulpit, includes after-service Reception (limited number available)
RED £65 - Excellent seating unreserved in the nave with good views of the pulpit and choir
BLUE £40 - Good seating unreserved with views of the pulpit
GREEN £20 - Unreserved seating, some with restricted view but access to TV screens placed around the cathedral to enable views of the readers and choir

After-Service Reception: join celebrity readers, Macmillan nurses and other VIP guests for a reception in Christ Church after the concert. NB: the after service reception must be purchased in conjunction with a concert ticket and is not valid on its own. (The reception is already included in the price of the Gold tickets).

For further information contact: Tel: 07792 649195

Getting to Christ Church Cathedral:  Christ Church Cathedral is in the centre of Oxford.  The entrance to the college is on St Aldates, go through the Arch across Tom Quad to the Cathedral.  There is no parking at the venue, but parking is available in the city centre car parks.
If you are travelling by public transport, there are numerous buses that stop outside the college or close by.  Ensure your bus stops on St Aldates or Blue Boar Street.

Accessibility: there is disabled access, but disabled parking is very limited and available on a first come first served basis.  Disabled access is restricted at the After-Service Reception.  Please contact Macmillan on 0300 1000 200 and ask for Oxfordshire Fundraising team for discussion and assistance before booking.


Please note, tickets for this event have now SOLD OUT. A limited number of After Service Drink Reception tickets are available to purchase for existing ticket holders only.

Duration: 1 hour 30mins

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Please note, tickets for this event have now SOLD OUT. A limited number of After Service Drink Reception tickets are available to purchase for existing ticket holders only.

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