EVENT: Lucia Nights

Nov 3, 2015 by

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Lucia NightsLondonSwedes Presents – Lucia Nights:

A magical Scandinavian tradition that takes place the week before December 13th, when the 400-year old tradition of the ‘queen of light’, St. Lucia is celebrated with church concerts and processions. On St. Lucia’s day you will see thousands of young girls emerge from the darkness of a Swedish winters day and gently silence the crowds with a procession of light.


Dressed as Lucia’s maidens, in flowing white gowns, each girl holds a candle and wears a wreath of glowing candles in her hair. In Sweden you can witness the charm of the choir solemnly proceeding through cities, towns and churches, giving out saffron buns and singing Lucia’s beautiful melodies, dressed beautifully with lights in their hands or hair. Just magic..!


For a truly enchanting experience come watch our beautiful choir perform in a garden lit up with fairly lights, and candles. Enjoy spiced mulled wine, gingerbread and get into the christmas spirit with us before the darkest night of the year (in Sweden that is) is taking place.


Dates:  Friday 11th December & Sunday 13th December
Times: Pub is open all day. Choir will be performing at 7pm & 9pm.
Venue: The magical garden at The Stags Head. The performances takes place in the garden, so bring a jacket!


Gingerbread to everyone from Nyåkers pepparkakor!

Early bird (until end of October): £8
Standard ticket: £10
Group tickets: 4 for £30

Tickets Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/LSLuciaNights

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/160710360943743/


Our choir will perform at two times during the night 7pm and 9pm, these are both individual sets so make sure you don’t miss any of them.


Swedish born London resident Cecilia Stalin is a well established jazz singer on the scene and has over 20 years of performance & writing experience. Cecilia has performed live shows at Jazz Cafe, Roundhouse, The Barbican, Ronnie Scotts, Royal Festival hall and worked with pop artists like The Streets, Alicia Dixon, Cinematic Orchestra and more.  Cecilia is the musical director of this Lucia procession and we’re super glad to have her on board to guide our singers to a great ‘Lucia experience’.

Mulled wine, mulled cider and gingerbread as well as a fantastic winter food menu will be avaialble all night.

Picture: VisitSweden.com