Christmas Carols on the River

Christmas Carols Punting Cambridge

Christmas Carols 2023 – Tickets will be on sale from the 10th of November 2023.

From: £55

This festive season, the Traditional Punting Company in collaboration with Lets Go Punting, invites you to partake in a cherished Cambridge tradition – Christmas Carols on the River. Set against the idyllic backdrop of the River Cam, adorned with the architectural elegance of the College Backs, this event isn’t merely a punt tour; it’s a festive odyssey for a noble cause. Gather your loved ones on Saturday, December 9th, 2023, at 2:15 pm, and join us for an hour-long carolling cruise featuring the heavenly voices of the St John the Evangelist choir.

Why Christmas Carols on the River? Because it’s more than just holiday cheer; it’s a gift of hope and support to children in need. This year, every note sung and every ticket purchased will benefit Tom’s Trust.

– 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Tom’s Trust – supporting children with brain tumours and their families

Categories: Special Events

Christmas Carols on The River Tickets

Select group size

  • You can book a section on a Shared Chauffeured punt for either up to 3 people (£55) or up to 6 people (£100)
  • Or you can book a Private Chauffeured punt for up to 12 people (£185)
  • Departure at 2:15pm on Saturday the 9th of December
  • Late arrivals will result in a missed tour
  • Bring any kind of food and drinks on board to enjoy throughout this festive experience

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A Christmas Carol Like No Other

Amid the crisp air and festive lights that adorn the charming city of Cambridge, the Traditional Punting Company’s Christmas Carols on the River stands out as a beacon of joy and generosity on the winter calendar. This much-anticipated event transforms the River Cam into a floating concert hall, resonating with the harmonious sounds of cherished carols—a heartwarming tradition that uplifts the community spirit and champions a noble cause.

Every ticket you purchase is a pledge of hope, as we donate 100% of the sales to a carefully chosen charity each year. Your participation is an act of kindness that extends far beyond the banks of the Cam—it’s a lifeline for those grappling with life’s sternest challenges. Together, we’ve turned our Christmas Carols event into a vessel of change: from supporting EACH in 2019 with £553, rallying for Blue Smile with £770 in 2021, to reaching a milestone with £830 for Cambridge Aid in 2022. This year, we’re steering our efforts towards an ambitious goal for Tom’s Trust.

Carols, Charity, and Cambridge – A Trio of Festive Delights

Tom's Trust: A Beacon of Support

This year, your carol-sung evenings will echo through the halls of hospitals across the UK, as Tom’s Trust dedicates itself to nurturing the mental health of children diagnosed with brain tumours. Their team of clinical psychologists work in hospitals across the UK, helping children from diagnosis, to continuing that support as their needs change. By providing mental health support at the point of diagnosis and beyond, they provide the best chance for children to get back to school, resume their lives and go on to achieve their full potential.

Book your Christmas Carolling Experience Now and be the chorus behind the cause.

Before Your Voyage of Melody

To ensure a seamless experience, here are some key points to enhance your carolling adventure:

  • Punctuality is Key: Our tours embark promptly at 2:15 pm. Late arrivals are akin to missed verses in a carol—disappointing and avoidable. Please be on time to ensure you catch every note of this enchanting experience.
  • Stay Informed: A courtesy text will be sent 5 minutes before departure. Upon this gentle prompt, please make your way to departure point, where our crew will welcome you aboard with festive cheer.
  • Your Comfort, Our Priority: Feel free to bring festive treats and drinks to enjoy on your journey. We simply ask that you take any remnants with you to keep the Cam as pristine as the winter air.
  • More Information at Your Fingertips: For detailed terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy, please visit our Terms & Conditions page.

Winter Punting

Carols on the river Cam

Christmas is the time that we come together and enjoy the festivities with our loved ones. To honour the spirit of Christmas, each year we, at the Traditional Punting Company, embrace the festive period with a music charity event for all to enjoy. Carols on the river is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit in the run up to the big day. So wrap up warm, snuggle under a blanket, and have a hot chocolate in hand, whilst St John the Evangelist choir serenade you with carols whilst you are effortlessly punted along the College Backs. This Punting in Cambridge experience will be one to remember this joyous season. Secure your seat to be part of something extraordinary, and, above all, do not forget to sing along.



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