When to see the Portsmouth schools carol service tonight

MORE THAN a thousand schoolchildren will sing their hearts out tonight at this year's school carols service at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Monday, 5th December 2016, 8:17 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:41 pm
1/12/2014 (MOL) The Schools' Christmas Carol Concert took place on Monday evening in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth. Pictured is: The Schools' Christmas Carol Concert taking place. Picture: Sarah Standing (143423-69) PPP-140112-220251001

A total of 30 schools will have pupils represented at the service on the steps to the Guildhall.

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The free annual event will also include a visit from Father Christmas with the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller, switching on the lights of the Guildhall Square Christmas tree.

Music will also be provided by the Salvation Army Portsmouth Citadel band and the Portsmouth Music Service will conduct the schools.

The event gets underway from 6.15pm.