LondonSwedes' Lucia Nights

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  • Asylum Chapel


  • Something A Little Different, Live Music and Food & Drink
  • Tickets from £10.00 - £30.00
  • Live Music
  • no age
  • This event has taken place.
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

SPOILER ALERT: This event is not just for Swedes and it's not religious in any way and will probably result in 100% Christmas Spirit and happiness!
Kids welcome and we have two bars and a café with Swedish food and drinks!

For the third year in a row, LondonSwedes are hosting a set of unique Christmas concerts in the amazing Asylum Chapel, celebrating one of Sweden’s most beloved traditions - Lucia.                        

In December, Lucia is honored all over Sweden with candlelight processions that brighten up the dark winter days. These spectacular events feature the chosen Lucia wearing a crown of lights, and girls and boys in white gowns take place in schools, at work, in town squares or churches. They sing festive songs and spread warmth in the community. Lucia and her entourage have now made their way to London where they will share their magic and Christmas spirit in a traditional but yet so modern and fun way!


About the tradition

The original name of this special day is Saint Lucy’s Day, however, in Sweden, we simply call it Lucia.

Swedes have been celebrating Lucia for 400 years. The Queen of Light herself is an ancient mythical
with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish winter. Lucia was a young Christian
who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304. Back then the persecuted Christians in Rome were
in the catacombs under the city. She would secretly bring them food but had to wear candles
her head for her hands to be free. The story was told by Monks who first brought Christianity to

The main celebration takes place on December 13th, while there are candlelight processions the

week before as well. On Lucia’s day, you will see thousands of young girls and boys emerge from the
gently silencing the crowds with a procession of light and beautiful singing. Today the
usually begins before dawn in schools, churches, and offices. The procession is led by the girl
to be Lucia, dressed in a long white gown with a red sash and a crown of lights. She is joined
girls wearing similar outfits as her ( tärnor ), and boys wearing tall pointed hats and star wands
stjärngossar ). Most Swedes feast on a special version of mulled wine ( glögg ) and saffron-flavoured
( lussekatter ) during the week of Lucia.


LondonSwedes’ Lucia Nights

Featuring a stunning Lucia choir of 20 girls led by professional singer Cecilia Stalin, Lucia Nights is

one of LondonSwedes’ most popular events. We're not religious but just want to share our traditions with a more modern twist!

This year the choir will also be joined by award-winning Swedish singer-songwriter Miriam Bryant for the Sunday shows. The enchanting venue of Asylum Chapel in Peckham makes for the perfect setting for these intimate shows, where spectators are treated to traditional Christmas songs as well as Swedish delicacies.

LondonSwedes are hosting 7 shows held over 5 days, with a capacity of 1400 guests in total. During

the break of each 2x30 minute concert guests will be able to enjoy typical Swedish Christmas nibbles
beverages, such as saffron buns, gingerbread biscuits, and meatball sandwiches, along with
beer and of course glögg ”. Raffle tickets will be sold at the venue, giving guests a chance to
 prizes and Christmas gifts from our partner Clas Ohlson.

AMAZING pictures from 2016:

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Sunday 10/12 with SPECIAL GUEST Miriam Bryant 

12pm - 2pm (show starts 12:30pm)
3pm - 5pm (show starts 3:30pm)
6pm - 9pm (show starts 7pm)

Tickets: £30

Children £15

STUDENTS half price, use the code STUDENT 

Seating: First come first served, 150 guests can be seated out of 180 tickets sold.

Monday 11/12 --> 6pm - 9pm 
Tuesday 12/12 --> 6pm - 9pm 
Wednesday 13/12 --> 6pm - 9pm 
Thursday 14/12 --> 6pm - 9pm

Tickets: £15

STUDENTS half price, use the code STUDENT 

(Doors open 6 pm, show starts at 7:15 pm. 

Seating: First come first served, 150 guests can be seated out of 180 tickets sold.

Kids (0- 3 years of age) are welcome for free if they can share seats with a parent or family member. Tickets for children 3-13 years of age from £10.




Ticket Event time Cost
SUNDAY Morning
12pm - 2pm show Show starts at 12:30pm With Special Guest Miriam Bryant
12:00 - 14:00 £30.00
SUNDAY Afternoon
3pm - 5pm Show starts at 3:30 With Special Guest Miriam Bryant
15:00 - 17:00 £30.00
SUNDAY Evening
6pm - 9pm Show starts at 7pm With Special Guest Miriam Bryant
18:00 - 21:00 £30.00
6pm - 9pm Show starts at 7pm
18:00 - 21:00 £20.00
6pm - 9pm Show starts at 7pm
18:00 - 21:00 £20.00
OFFICIAL LUCIA DAY 6pm - 9pm Show starts at 7pm
18:00 - 21:00 £23.00
6pm - 9pm Show starts at 7pm
18:00 - 21:00 £15.00
Child SUNDAY Morning
Age 3 - 13 (under 3 FREE) With Special Guest Miriam Bryant
12:00 - 14:00 £15.00
Child SUNDAY Afternoon
Age 3 - 13 (under 3 FREE) With Special Guest Miriam Bryant
15:00 - 17:00 £15.00
Child SUNDAY Evening
Age 3 - 13 (under 3 FREE) With Special Guest Miriam Bryant
18:00 - 21:00 £15.00
Age 3 - 13 (under 3 FREE)
18:00 - 21:00 £10.00
Age 3 - 13 (under 3 FREE)
18:00 - 21:00 £10.00
Age 3 - 13 (under 3 FREE)
18:00 - 21:00 £12.00
Age 3 - 13 (under 3 FREE)
18:00 - 21:00 £10.00



Asylum Chapel, Caroline Gardens, Asylum Rd, Asylum Road, London, SE15 2SQ

Nearest Station

Queens Road Peckham (Rail)


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