Carols On the Doorstep

When? Wednesday, December 16th, 6pm

and Thursday 24th December at 6pm - through BBC Sounds listen here!

WHERE? Your Doorsteps!

HOW? Sing along with the radio! 

Join us on your doorsteps across the nation this Christmas to sing carols together and spread some much-needed cheer! Carols on the Doorstep started in Shropshire but is spreading far and wide as more local radio stations come on board. See if we're in your area yet! If not, why not become a street co-ordinator and help us bring it to you? 


What you need to know

Thank you for helping to organise your street or community! The more people we can get involved in Carols on the Doorstep, the more festive cheer we can spread!

All you really have to do is let your neighbours know the time and date & get them downloading the lyrics and singing or playing along to their local radio station! It's best if everyone tunes into their local radio using FM frequencies. If you decide to listen via the internet, there may be a delay. 

Finddownloadable posters and invitations for your area of the UK HERE!


Download an Invitation and poster and help us to spread the word in every way you can! You could share it with a community social media group, email it to your contacts, stick it on your local noticeboard, ask your local schools to share it, or encourage friends & neighbours to display it in their front windows. 

Send us videos of your street (or you) practising so we can use them on social media.

use our logo and branding!

Many organisations are using this event to raise money for charities in their area, which is great and we have lots more radio stations coming on board every day. We ask that you use our beautiful artwork and logo to  avoid confusion with other events! Download it here:


Street scene artwork

support us on social

Like follow and share our Facebook and Twitter pages @DoorstepCarols and tag key friends you know might help get more streets involved! 

We have uploaded a couple of social media templates for you to use or simply make your own using the logo and street scene artwork above!


Tune in and sing along social tile

recruit musicians!

Instruments will help boost the atmosphere on the night and it would be great to get the kids involved. Download our SHEET MUSIC 


pick a charity

Donations are optional but it would be great if Carols on the Doorstep could help raise money for some local charities in your area. We are suggesting a minimum donation of £2 to sing, for the mental health charity Mind (see Choose Your Charity)  but you could also arrange bucket donations in your street, or set up a Just Giving page in your area. 

send reminders

On December 16th - send out reminders to your neighbours ahead of the event on social media or messaging services, so no-one forgets to join in! 

On the Night!

Sing your hearts out!Remind your neighbours to sing in household bubbles from their doorsteps and discourage people from mixing in the street. Social distancing must be a priority at all times. 

Take lots of photographs and videos of your street singing and tag us on Facebook and Twitter @DoorstepCarols or send them in for us to share for you.

Let us know how much your street raised for charity! 

Thank you so much for your support. We hope you have fun on the night!