Advent and Christmas

We will announce the details of our 2020 Christmas services in September 2020.

Celebrate the Christmas Story at Westminster Abbey

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.

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.


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

Tickets and entry times

Saturday 15th December 2018

Christmas Family Day

Celebrate Christmas with a day of special events for children and families.

Find out more