Salisbury Radio has announced the details of Song for Christmas 2023, bringing schools from across the area together to help build the festive spirit. 

They are inviting schools across Salisbury and South Wiltshire to join in again this year for Song for Christmas, but this time, it is bigger and better!

Last year, 17 schools participated in Song for Christmas, having their festive songs played on the radio in the lead-up to Christmas. Pitton Primary School were crowned Song for Christmas winners for 2022. Could it be your school this Christmas?

This year, there is room for more schools to take part. Schools need to pick a song and allow Salisbury Radio to visit and record their Christmas song to be played out on the Radio in December.

Last year, the contest drew a great variety of songs, with festive tracks including Away in a Manger, Love Shone Down, Rockin’ Robin and the winning song, Sweet Chiming Bells.

Salisbury Radio will also host the Song for Christmas Concerts as a new addition to the festivities this year. Participating schools will be invited to come and perform at a carol concert as a group, with the evening culminating in all the choirs performing together.

Once again, the panel of judges will be crowning a 2023 winner; there will be a runner-up prize this year too. The winning school will take home a £250 book voucher and the trophy, with the runners-up receiving £150 in book vouchers to help add to their school libraries.

It is free for schools to get involved, and Salisbury Radio looks after all the logistics of recording the song.

Andy Munns, a director at Salisbury Radio, said: “We are so excited to continue and grow Song for Christmas. Last year was so much fun that there was no way we couldn’t do it again, so we thought, how can we make it bigger?

“We’d love to involve as many schools as possible, singing festive songs to play on the radio. We are also excited to launch the Song for Christmas Concerts and bring schools together for an evening of festive carol singing during December.”

To sign your school up, please visit