With our Christmas trees decorated, Father Christmas in the house and a full programme of festive events already in full swing, we’re spreading some more Royal Albert Hall sparkle and joy with our 2017 Christmas video!

Christmas is a magical time of the year for millions of people, and we’re delighted to share a real-life fairy tale of how one man’s dream became a reality.

This year we celebrate the vision of Prince Albert, whose vision for a centre of arts and sciences in South Kensington led to the construction of the Royal Albert Hall in 1871.

Sadly Albert died from typhoid in 1861 and was never able to see his dream come true, but his legacy is kept alive today, 150 years after his wife Queen Victoria laid the Hall’s foundation stone.

So, from all of us here at the Royal Albert Hall we’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Video created and produced by karma .