Christmas Experience at Night at Gloucester Cathedral

Experience the wonder of Gloucester Cathedral all lit up for Christmas, as it invites visitors in after dark for a series of special ticketed events this December 2022.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Gloucester Cathedral is inviting visitors into the atmospheric building after dark for a series of ticketed Christmas events this December 2022.

With twinkling lights and a magical atmosphere, visitors are invited to step inside Gloucester Cathedral after dark this December 2022, when the beautiful, historic building is all lit up for Christmas.

Taking place on Friday 9; Saturday 10; Wednesday 14; Monday 19; Tuesday 20; and Wednesday 21 December 2022, these exclusive, ticketed events give visitors the chance to admire the cathedral's spectacular Christmas lights and decorations, while enjoying live performances from the cathedral's musicians, as well as giving people a rare chance to explore the atmospheric cathedral at night, taking in its famous cloisters, spectacular quire and imposing nave, lit by twinkling festive lights. 

New for 2022, there's also the option to upgrade to a VIP experience to include a tour of the Tower or the Cathedral Library, too. 60-minute Tower tours allow visitors to admire incredible views over the city at night; while the 30-minute Library tours will see visitors climb the winding spiral staircase to explore a part of the cathedral which is usually hidden, with the beautiful medieval room lit by candlelight. There's also a chance to discover its fascinating history through four books in the collection - including a special Christmas-themed item. 

Both tours include a mince pie and a hot drink, too. 

Promising to be one of the county's most unmissable festive events, tickets to Gloucester Cathedral's Christmas Experience at Night must be pre-booked online and cost £5 per adult and £3 per child aged five to 16. The cathedral will be open from 6.30pm until 9.30pm, with last entry at 8.45pm.

Tickets including a VIP Tower tour cost £20 per adult and £10 per child; while tickets including a VIP Candlelit Library Tour cost £12 per adult and £6 per child.


Cathedral Christmas Experience at Night


Friday 9 December 2022; Saturday 10 December 2022; Wednesday 14 December 2022; Monday 19 December 2022; Tuesday 20 December 2022; Wednesday 21 December 2022


6.30pm to 9.30pm


Tickets cost £5 per adult and £3 per child aged five to 16-years-old. Tickets including a tour of the Tower cost £20 per adult and £10 per child. Tickets including a tour of the Cathedral Library cost £10 per adult and £5 per child.


(01452) 528095

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