Advent and Christmas

Advent and Christmas is a special time at Westminster Abbey and we are delighted to invite everyone to begin their Christmas with us and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

There will be services that feature traditional carols, festive readings and much more.

You can also enjoy family events, music concerts and a selection of seasonal options from our special restaurant menu.

The nativity scene - Mary. Joseph and baby Jesus in the crib. They are standing on a bed of hay and are surrounded by animals and wise men

Christmas services

Attend a Christmas service at the Abbey.

An Advent Liturgy

An Advent Liturgy

Sunday, 27th November 2022

4.00pm - 5.00pm
The Abbey
Free (no booking required)

Singing for Syrians carol concert

Singing for Syrians carol concert

Thursday, 1st December 2022

6.30pm - 10pm
St Margaret's Church
£25 - £40

Carol service by candlelight

Carol service by candlelight

Thursday, 8th December 2022

5.30pm - 9pm
St Margaret's Church
£30 - £90

Christmas Meditation

Christmas Meditation

Sunday, 11th December 2022

6.00pm - 6.45pm
The Abbey
Free (no booking required)

Male members of the Choir holding hymn sheets and singing

Service of Lessons and Carols

23rd & 24th December 2022

Various times
The Abbey
Fully booked

Sung Eucharist of Christmas night

Sung Eucharist of Christmas night

Saturday, 24th December 2022

11.00pm - 12:30am
The Abbey
Watch online

Christmas Day Holy Communion

Christmas Day Holy Communion

Sunday, 25th December 2022

8.00am - 8.40am
The Abbey
Free (no booking required)

The Choir singing in front of a Christmas tree

Christmas Day Sung Eucharist

Sunday, 25th December 2022

10:30am - 12.00pm
The Abbey
Free (no booking required)

Christmas Day Evensong

Christmas Day Evensong

Sunday, 25th December 2022

3.00pm - 4.00pm
The Abbey
Free (no booking required)

Christmas concerts

The Abbey Choir singing

Bach Christmas Oratorio

Thursday, 1st December 2022

7.00pm - 9.00pm
The Abbey
£15 - £50

Boys from the Abbey Choir wearing red cassocks and holding candles. They are standing under the organ loft

Christmas Concert 2022

Tuesday, 20th December 2022

7.00pm - 8.20pm
The Abbey
£15 - £42

Family events

Family Day: Carols with the Choir

Family Day: Carols with the Choir

Saturday, 10th December 2022

10.00am - 1.00pm
Chapter House
Free (no booking required)

Visit the Abbey

Visit the Abbey

The Abbey is open to visitors during December except for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Sundays.

Book tickets

Christmas menu

Enjoy a Christmas afternoon tea or lunch at the Cellarium from 28 November - 23 December. Find out more about the Christmas menus.