Christmas at Gloucester Cathedral

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Gloucester Cathedral, with Christmas carols, the chance to meet Santa and a festive market.

Gloucester Cathedral has released its calendar of festive events to mark a very special time of year. With a Christmas market, carol services and beautiful choral concerts to attend, it’s the ideal way to get into the festive spirit!

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Carols on the Hour at Gloucester Cathedral

Join a selection of choirs as they perform traditional Christmas carols in the heart of the iconic Gloucester Cathedral, this festive season.

Taking place on Saturday 14 and 21 December 2019, Carols on the Hour will feature performances from Caring Chorus,
Cathedral Choir, Stuart Singers, Cathedral Junior Choir and Saint Cecilia Singers with half-hour performances of Christmas classics, suitable for the whole family.

Christmas Market at Gloucester Cathedral

For one-day-only, don’t miss Gloucester Cathedral’s Christmas Market, which opens at 10am on Saturday 14 December 2019 and takes place within the spectacular cloisters.

The market will feature a number of seasonal stalls; an appearance from Father Christmas; and mulled wine and festive refreshments from the Cathedral’s Monk’s Kitchen.

Songs of Celebration – A Christmas Concert at Gloucester Cathedral

Reverberating around the Cathedral on Saturday 7 December 2019 will be the Boy and Girl Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral, alongside internationally acclaimed solo clarinettist, Emma Johnson.

The spectacular Christmas concert costs £20 to attend, between 11am and 12pm, with all proceeds helping to fund the choristers’ future activities.

Family Crib Services at Gloucester Cathedral

Celebrate the run up to Christmas Day with one of two Family Crib Services at Gloucester Cathedral, on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 December 2019, from 3pm.

Families with younger children can take part in the 45-minute services, with the Christmas trees illuminated with festive fairy lights. No tickets are required for this free event.

Boxing Day Carols for All at Gloucester Cathedral

Following the big day, families can extend the festive celebrations as they join Gloucester Choral Society for their annual Boxing Day concert.

Taking place, as the name might suggest, on Thursday 26 December 2019, all are welcome to attend this free and festive afternoon of song, with all donations going to Gloucester Choral Society’s chosen charity.

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Christmas at Gloucester Cathedral 2019
Gloucester Cathedral
Saturday 7 December 2019; Saturday 14 December 2019; Saturday 21 December 2019; Monday 23 December 2019; Tuesday 24 December 2019; Thursday 26 December 2019
Songs of Celebration concert starts at 11am on Saturday 7 December 2019; Carols on the hour start from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 14 and 21 December; Christmas Market is from 10am on Saturday 14 December 2019; Family Crib Services start from 3pm on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 December 2019; and Boxing Day Carols start at 3pm.
Ticket prices vary, with some events free of charge.
(01452) 528095

© SoGlos
Friday 18 October 2019



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