Carols On the Doorstep

Wednesday, December 16th, 6pm 

Sing Carols from your Doorstep this Christmas


We will be adding to this page as we get asked more questions - if you can't find your answer please do get in contact.  

How will we know when to sing?

From 6pm simply tune in to your local radio station - Visit Get involved to find out if your radio station is on board. Carols will be playing until 7pm, so you can sing or play them all, or dip in and out - it's up to you!


More local radio stations are joining every day - so why not contact your local station and ask them if they will join in? You can find the list of local stations at 

BBC Local Radio

Some regions are doing their own thing though and that's great too!

If you'd like to join the singing and your local radio station is not signed up, you can always sing along to the backing track broadcast live on BBC Radio Shropshire from 6pm on Dec 16th (where it all began):

can I choose my own charity?

Absolutely yes! We have chosen four local to us in Shropshire, where this started - click on:


Now this has 'gone national' we are suggesting a minimum donation of £2 to sing to the national charity Mind UK - however you can piggyback this event to raise money for good causes where you live and use our branding and logos etc to do so. How you do this is up to you! 




how do I organise this where i live?

We have made invitations and flyers available for you to download from our website - if you click on:

street organisers

You are welcome to use any of our templates to distribute to friends and neighbours, or to share via social media to let people know this is taking place. 

Here is a good example of a region 'owning' the event and promoting it where they live: 

Thame Doorstep carols

what should I share on social media?

Thank you for helping to get the word out! We suggest the following text (if you include the web address, a picture will appear automatically in the post) 

Have you heard of the event Carols on the Doorstep that will take place across the UK on Wednesday, December 16th at 6pm? Please help by sharing this post to get as many people singing as possible! To find out how to get involved visit

@Carols on the Doorstep @DoorstepCarols

how did it all start?

As all good things do - with a crazy idea! Hyperlocal magazine My Shrewsbury teamed up with award-winning events organisers Shropshire Festivals to sow the seeds of the idea in Shropshire. A few silly videos later and the rest is history! 

We are especially grateful to BBC Radio Shropshire for being the first local radio station to join the party and helping us to get this off the ground!

Thank you all so very much for helping us to make Christmas a little bit happier this year. 

Katy & Beth

Katy Rink edits the much loved hyperlocal magazine My Shrewsbury, whilst Beth Heath is 'Director of Fun' for the brilliantly colourful Shropshire events company Shropshire Festivals. 

How does it work?

Simply sing along on the night - in household bubbles only!
Help us spread the word with your neighbours and kindly like/follow/share our Facebook page @Doorstepcarols
The carols will be broadcast on local radio* to help us all stay in time and carols sheets & music will be available to download here.
If you would like to organise your own street and do something special - perhaps with musicians on doorsteps too - then that's great too!