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Celebrate the Christmas Story at Westminster Abbey

All are welcome to our Advent and Christmas services and events.

Event listings

Our Christmas services

Most of our Christmas services do not require tickets; anyone is welcome to attend. All services are free of charge.

An Advent Liturgy

Sunday, 1st December 2019

| The Abbey | Free, no booking required

Christmas Meditation featuring A Ceremony of Carols

Sunday, 15th December 2019

| The Abbey | Free, no booking required

Service of Lessons and Carols

Sunday, 22nd December 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, no booking required

Service of Lessons and Carols

23rd & 24th December 2019

Various times | The Abbey | Free, booking required

Crib Service

Tuesday, 24th December 2019

| The Abbey | Free, no booking required

First Eucharist of Christmas

Tuesday, 24th December 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, no booking required

Christmas Midnight Mass

24th & 25th December 2019

| The Abbey | Free, booking required

Christmas Day Holy Communion (BCP)

Wednesday, 25th December 2019

| The Abbey | Free, no tickets required

Christmas Day Sung Eucharist

Wednesday, 25th December 2019

| The Abbey | Free, no booking required

Christmas Day Choral Matins

Wednesday, 25th December 2019

| St Margaret's Church | Free, no booking required

Christmas Day Evensong

Wednesday, 25th December 2019

| The Abbey | Free, no booking required

Attending our Advent and Christmas services

You can attend most services by turning up on the day but the very popular Service of Lessons and Carols and Midnight Mass do need free tickets to be booked in advance.

These tickets book up very quickly so they will be released gradually to give everyone a chance to apply. They will be released on:

Tuesday 12th November at 9:30am GMT

Tuesday 12th November at 2:30pm GMT

Thursday 14th November at 9:30am GMT

Thursday 14th November at 2:30pm GMT

Most of our services are not ticketed so if you are not successful in securing tickets this year we hope that you will join us at another service - they are all very special occasions.

You can find a full list of services above.

If you have any questions about our Advent & Christmas services, see our Christmas FAQ.

Christmas concerts

Featuring the Choir of Westminster Abbey and guest musicians.

Handel Messiah

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019

| The Abbey | £15–£50

Christmas concert

Thursday, 12th December 2019

| The Abbey | £15–£40

Visiting

Westminster Abbey is open daily for visiting except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Sundays.

Tickets and entry times
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Contact us

The Chapter Office
Westminster Abbey
20 Dean's Yard
London
SW1P 3PA +44(0)20 7222 5152 [email protected]

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