What is a Christmas Carol Licence?
A Christmas carol is a song or hymn traditionally sung during the festive season in which groups of people perform in public as part of a signing group or a gathering of choirs and sing for the intention of receiving donations for charity during Christmas.
Christmas carolling is a popular way to raise money over the festive period and adds to the ambience and character that is renowned during this festive period. However, to maintain a level of crowd control in public spaces where large groups of people can gather which can cause potential safety concerns, a Christmas carol licence must be obtained.
A Christmas carol licence allows the licence holder to perform and sing carols in public and collect money for charity over three days in the borough where it was issued.
How to apply for a Christmas Carol Licence
If you are organising Christmas carolling for charity in your local borough you will need to apply for a Christmas Carol Licence via your local borough police station.
You can find out the details of your local borough police station by visiting the Official Met Police Website.