Christmas Carols on the River


In collaboration with the Traditional Punting Company and the Choir from St John the Evangelist, Let’s Go Punting are now taking bookings for its Annual Charity Christmas Carol event; Christmas Carols on the River to raise money for Blue Smile.

The choir of St John the Evangelist Church will be singing everyone’s favourite Christmas Carols whilst gliding along the River Cam on a Chauffeured Punt at 2.15pm on Sunday the 5th December 2021. Join the choir for an hour-long festive tour along the College backs with warm blankets and Christmas Lights.

100% of ticket sales will be donated to Blue Smile to help Children in Cambridgeshire.

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A Magical Evening on the College Backs

Not to be missed  – Our annual charity christmas punting event is back for its third year! Join us whilst we glide along the river Cam listening to the stunning St Johns the Evangelist Choir singing Christmas Carols – what could be more festive?

Get yourself into the christmas spirit with our Christmas Carols on the river,  the punting tour will last for approxiamtely one hour along the college backs in Cambridge.  During the tour you will be entertained with traditional Christmas Carols, incuding some well known tunes all beautifuly sung by this fantastic choir.


Row of Seats on a shared tour (Max 3 people): £40

Section on a shared tour (Max 6 people): £80

Private Boat – (Max 12 people): £150

Blue Smile - This Years Charity

Christmas is the time for love and joy and most importantly; the time to support those who are in need. That’s why we run this event each year will all proceed going directly to our chosen charity. This year we have chosen to support Blue Smile through the ticket sales of the Christmas Carols on the River.

Blue Smile is a Cambridgeshire children’s charity providing expert arts-based therapy to primary-age schoolchildren who are battling with their mental health and emotional wellbeing. We support children to build resilience, be happier, and engage in learning better. 94% of parents say their child’s mental health improved because of Blue Smile.

Cara Parker at Blue Smile

Know Before You Go

Tours are booked for a specific time. Late arrival will result in a missed tour. We will be departing at 2.15pm

You will receive a text message 5 minutes before your departure time – to aid social distancing please ensure you are at our meeting point by the tennis courts once you receive this message.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks on board. Please ensure you take all rubbish with you.

Once confirmed, bookings can be amended subject to availability. Tours go ahead in poor weather. More information including cancellation policy can be found here: Terms & Conditions.

Carols For a Good Cause

This is our 3rd year of running Carols on the River with the incredible St John the Evangelist Choir.

In 2018 we raised an incredible £572 for Amnesty International and 2019 we raised an impressive £553 for EACH.

In addition, both years, we donated £120 to the amazing St John the Evangelist Church Choir which was used to support their homelessness project.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 restrictions we were unable to put on this event in 2020.

This year we have chosen Blue Smile because we know the toll the pandemic has taken on our nations mental health and wanted to choose a local charity supporting the mental well being of our children. 

Remember 100% of tickets sales will go to Blue Smile.

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