9 ways to feel festive with the LPO

Add some music magic to the Christmas period.

1. Hear festive film favourites

The Grinch, The Holiday, Miracle on 34th Street … We’ve all got a favourite Christmas film! Hear the themes from some of the classics brought to life, presented by film critic, broadcaster and musician Mark Kermode.

Christmas in Tinseltown | 14 December 2023 | London

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2. Have a holly jolly sing-along

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit? With London Youth Choirs, West End star Marisha Wallace (Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Dreamgirls, Waitress), and host YolanDa Brown, sing along to some of the ultimate Christmas tunes, from Hark! The Herald Angels Sing to Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. You’ll be feeling festive in no time!

Christmas Classics | 16 December 2023 | London

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3. Celebrate Christmas at Saffron Hall

Join Saffron Hall’s 10th birthday celebrations with a selection-box of some of the most popular choral and orchestral music for the season. With audience participation and surprises along the way, the final Saffron Hall concert of the year is the perfect way to Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Saffron Hall’s 10th Birthday Christmas Celebration | 17 December 2023 | Saffron Walden

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4. Sprinkle some John Williams magic

For a spellbinding gift for a film fanatic, look no further than our concert on 13 January 2024 . We’re joined by superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for some John Williams classics, from films including Harry Potter and Superman, alongside the UK premiere of his new Violin Concerto. Expect(o) a Super(man) time…

Mutter plays John Williams | 13 January 2024 | London

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Listen to ‘Hedwig’s Theme’ from Harry Potter on the Deutsche Grammophon album John Williams in Vienna:


5. Give the gift of music

Looking for the perfect festive present for a music-lover in your life? Give the gift of music with an LPO membership. Your loved one will have the chance to go behind the scenes at private rehearsals, meet our musicians at special events, get priority booking for our London concerts, and more.

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6. Take a peaceful moment

Captured at our 2021 UK premiere performance, James MacMillan’s Christmas Oratorio finds both mystery and splendour in the most familiar of sacred stories: the birth of Jesus. Grab your headphones and take time out for a deeply moving and powerful work.

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7. Sing Carols at Waterloo Station

It’s time for one of our favourite LPO traditions – Christmas carols at Waterloo train station. Members of our brass section and friends, plus singers from the London Philharmonic Choir, will be spreading some festive cheer on the main concourse on Tuesday 5 December from 5pm onwards, raising money for Save the Children. If you’re passing, join us for a carol or two, and please give generously!

Carols at Waterloo | 5 December 2023 | Waterloo Station

8. Make an out-of-this-world memory in 2024

If you’re looking to buy tickets as a gift but not sure which concert to choose, you can’t go wrong with The Planets! Whether you’ve heard it hundreds of times or it’s your first listen, get set to be whisked away on a voyage beyond time and space with magical colours and unforgettable tunes.

The Planets | 12 April 2024 | London 

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The Planets at Saffron Hall | 13 April 2024 | Saffron Walden

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9. Fill your feed with joy

The LPO’s Instagram Advent calendar is back! Every day, we’ll be sharing some of our favourite moments of 2023, with the chance to win some special LPO prizes. Give us a follow and keep your eyes peeled for some exciting Christmas giveaways.

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