York Minster is now open for both worship and sightseeing, and we look forward to welcoming you back to experience one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals.
From (Saturday 11 July 2020), we’re welcoming back sightseeing visitors, Monday to Saturday between 11am and 4pm, and on Sundays from 12.30pm – 2.30pm.
We’ve put a number of measures in place to help keep everyone safe.
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Christmas At York Minster
We're delighted to announce an exciting programme of services and events for Advent and Christmas. Many traditional, seasonal favourites will return in 2021 after their absence last year, alongside new events coming to the Minster for the first time.
York Minster Christmas Carol Concerts
This popular start to the festive season, featuring the Choir of York Minster, is back for 2021 and will take place on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December (7pm). Tickets will be available from 10am on Tuesday 12 October.
New for 2021 The York Minster Christmas Tree Festival
Experience our first Christmas Tree Festival, set outside in a marquee by the South Piazza. See around 40 trees decorated by local businesses, schools and charities, vote for your favourite tree in the ‘best dressed tree’ competition and write a Christmas message to add to a tree.
The festival will be opposite a new Winter Village, comprising several decorative wooden cabins offering food, drinks, gifts and the perfect place to sit and admire the view.
Both the Christmas Tree Festival and Winter Village will be open from 18 November 2021 to 6 January 2022, 10am – 7pm.
Family favourite The Snowman will return to the cathedral on Saturday 11 December, accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra, with tickets available now.