Carols by Candlelight 2023

Join us for a fantastically festive evening at Launchpad’s much-loved Carols by Candlelight, in Reading's beautiful Town Hall

Home Carols by Candlelight 2023

Join us with your family and friends to start your Christmas celebrations, whilst raising vital funds for local people in housing crisis

We will be returning to Reading’s magnificent concert hall at the town hall and will be hosted by Launchpad patron,  Danyl Johnson.  and broadcast journalist and presenter at BBC Radio Berkshire, Bridgitte Tetteh.

We will have sing-along carols performed the English Martyrs Primary School and Take Note Community choirs. There will also be readings by special guests and inspiring stories about our work – all against the backdrop of magical candlelight.

We will have some incredible prizes to be won in our raffle on the night – including a £50 voucher for Bill’s restaurant, dinner for two in the Reading Room at The Roseate and a tour of the Double Barrelled Brewery. Please bring cash or card with you to enter the raffle! 

How much is a ticket?

Tickets are £12 per person and children under 3 can attend for free.

Will refreshments be available?

The Waterhouse Bar at Reading Town Hall will be open from 5.30pm to 6pm for you to enjoy a drink before the event. Only drinks bought at the venue will be allowed into the Concert Hall.

Is seating reserved?

This event has unreserved seating. If you, or a member of your group, have mobility difficulties and require accessible seating, questions please email or call 0118 950 7656 and choose option 5.

What difference will I be making?

Every ticket sale for this unmissable evening will help Launchpad provide homes for Reading’s most vulnerable this winter. Our supported housing offers warm, clean and safe accommodation for over 100 people in need – which will be a lifeline to the many individuals, couples and families due to be made homeless by the rise in the cost of living over the coming months.

If you are unable to attend, we would really appreciate a donation this Christmas so we can continue ensuring local people have a roof over their head and a place to call home.


Dec 05 2023


6:00 pm


Reading Town Hall