Advent and Christmas
Advent and Christmas is a special time at Westminster Abbey.
We are delighted to invite everyone to begin their Christmas with us and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. During the festive season there will be services that feature traditional carols and festive readings. You can also enjoy family events, music concerts and a selection of seasonal options from our special restaurant menu.
Services and events 2023
You may need to book tickets for some of the services listed below. Details on how to book tickets will be announced in early autumn.
Sunday 3rd December, 4.00pm
A dramatic, candle-lit service of hymns, readings, and anthems sung by the Abbey Choir.
Service of Lessons and Carols
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th December, 4.00pm
A traditional service including the singing of Christmas carols.
Sung Eucharist at St Margaret’s Church
Sunday 24th December, 6.00pm
First Eucharist of Christmas night
Sunday 24th December, 11.00pm
A late-night service celebrating the birth of Christ, the Light of the World, in the midst of darkness.
Christmas Day Sung Eucharist
Monday 25th December, 10.30am
The main service to celebrate Christmas morning, and the appearing of Jesus as Emmanuel – ‘God with us’.
Christmas Day Evensong
Monday 25th December, 3.00pm
Evensong will consist of choral music (psalms, canticles, and anthems), scripture readings, and prayers.
Details on how to buy tickets will be announced in early autumn.
Tuesday 5th December, 7.00pm
Wednesday 20th December, 7.00pm
Food and drink
You can celebrate Christmas in the Cellarium Café and Terrace with lunch or afternoon tea between 12.00 pm – 3.30 pm, from 27th November to 22nd December.