Christmas at the Cathedral

Find out about all the events at St Albans Cathedral over Christmas, including the Christingle Service, St Albans Bach Choir Christmas Carols, Carols on the Hour, and timings of Christmas services.

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There are special services and carol concerts at St Albans Cathedral throughout the Christmas season.

Guided tours of the Cathedral

Christmas Tower Tours
Enjoy the best views in town! This spectacular tour takes you all the way to the top of the Norman Bell Tower via the North Transept gallery, the ringing and bell chamber before your final climb out onto the roof of the tower, weather permitting. Restrictions apply - see the Cathedral website for details.

Dates TBC. Find out more about the tours and how to book on the St Albans Cathedral website.  


FREE Guided Tours of the Cathedral are available daily at the following times:
11.30am Monday to Saturday
2pm Saturday
2.30pm Sunday to Friday

If your time is limited, there is a Cathedral Highlights Tour at 1.05pm every day of the week.


Carols on the Hour

Saturday 15th December

Take a break from the Christmas shopping and enjoy a very special Cathedral event! Each carol service lasts just 30 minutes - enough time to sing some uplifting carols with the Cathedral choirs and local visiting choirs to get a real taste of Christmas in this beautiful, atmospheric Cathedral.

On the hour, every hour from 11am to 4pm. No tickets required.


Further information

See the What's On section of the Cathedral's website for details and booking information for all the Christmas services and events.