York Christmas Lights Switch On
Thursday 14 November 2019
New Location! Duncombe Place next to York Minster hosts the traditional launch of St Nicholas Christmas Fair and the switching on of the city’s winter lights, from 6pm. Light projections will adorn the magnificent West Front of York Minster.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Services
Experience Christmas Trail
13 December until 5 January
Discover more about the Christmas story by exploring family-friendly activity stops hidden around the Minster. Follow a trail with items to look at, touch, smell and discuss at each stop. Young explorers can also collect a Christmas themed Little Explorer Backpack filled with gadgets to help them discover the cathedral at this special time of year.
Revealing York Minster
York Minster's newest attraction, Revealing York Minster in the Undercroft, invites visitors to take a 2000 year heroic, historic and human journey through a series of interactive underground chambers. Built in a space created in emergency excavations during the 1970s, the attraction explores the hidden history of the cathedral's site, from the remains of Roman barracks to the foundations of the Norman Minster. Featuring artefacts never before on public display, visitors can see, touch and hear 2000 years of history.