Christmas at the Abbey
The festive season is a special time of year to visit, attend a service or concert at Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church.
All are welcome to our services and they are free to attend though the most popular ones on 23rd December and Christmas Eve require tickets.
Tickets will be available on Tuesday 15th November and Thursday 17th November at 9.30am and 2.30pm.
Thursday 1st December
The Choir of Westminster Abbey performs JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.
Concert tickets go on sale in September 2016
Thursday 15th December
The Choir of Westminster Abbey performs a Christmas Concert, supported by John Lewis.
Concert tickets go on sale in October 2016
A Ceremony of Carols
Sunday 18th December 2016
Benjamin Britten’s much-loved sequence of carols for treble voices and harp.
Admission free – no tickets required
Christmas Opening Hours
Westminster Abbey and St Margaret’s Church are open to visitors throughout December except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Sundays.
Cafe & Terrace
Enjoy festive food and drink throughout the Christmas season in our Cellarium and Café and Terrace, open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
Abbey Shop at Christmas
Our shop is the place for exclusive gifts, beautiful Christmas decorations and London’s best selection of Abbey Choir CDs. Open daily except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Join the Association
Know someone who loves the Abbey? A perfect present could be membership of the Westminster Abbey Association which gives unlimited entry for a year and special discounts.