Sankta Lucia St Paul’s Cathedral 2019

St Paul’s Cathedral is an iconic feature of the London skyline and known across the world for its awe-inspiring vast dome, interior and fascinating history. It’s one of London’s top attractions and a historical building well worth a visit.

St. Lucia’s Day, ‘the festival of lights’ is celebrated in Sweden and Norway on the 13th of December in honour of St. Lucia (St. Lucy). Originally a tradition hailing from Italy, to remember St. Lucia who was killed for her religious beliefs. 

In Scandinavia the festival marks the beginning of the Christmas season and it is meant to bring hope and light during the darkest time of the year.

Sankta Lucia by Carl Larsson

In private homes the festival is celebrated with coffee and sweet saffron buns called ‘lussekatter’. Nurseries and schools as well as churches will mark the occasion with a concert.

The Sankta Lucia concert starts with a procession led by the St. Lucia, who is followed by a train of young women and men all dressed in white and wearing lighted wreaths on their heads, singing the Santa Lucia song. 

On Friday 13th of December from 7pm to 10pm the Swedish Church will once again host their annual celebration of light. Tickets to the Sankta Lucia concert was just released on Eventbrite

The tickets are limited so we recommend to book tickets as soon as possible as this truly is an unmissable event.

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