See Gloucester Cathedral all lit up after dark at its atmospheric Christmas Experience at Night

One of the most unmissable events of the festive season, don't miss the chance to explore Gloucester Cathedral after dark, when the historic building is all lit up for Christmas this December 2023.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Gloucester Cathedral is inviting visitors to experience its atmospheric after-dark Christmas events this December 2023.

Promising a magical atmosphere, beautiful live music and an unforgettable festive experience, Gloucester Cathedral is hosting its special Cathedral Christmas Experience at Night events once again this December 2023.

The beautiful, historic building will be all lit up for Christmas on Saturday 9; Friday 15; Saturday 16; Tuesday 19; Wednesday 20; and Thursday 21 December 2023, giving visitors the chance to see spectacular light displays, Christmas decorations and hear spellbinding music from the cathedral's choirs and musicians. 

Providing a rare chance to explore the cathedral after dark, taking in its famous cloisters, stunning quire and imposing nave, guests can also upgrade to an 'unwrapped' ticket to include a tour of the Tower for breathtaking views across the county; or a candlelit tour of the fascinating Cathedral Library.

The Monk's Kitchen is open and serving mulled wine, mince pies and other festive treats during these special events, too; as is the Cathedral Gift Shop, providing a selection of souvenirs and Christmas gifts to take home. 

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 £7 per adult and £3 for children aged six to 17.

Library unwrapped tickets cost £12 per adult and £6 per child; with Tower unwrapped tickets costing £20 per adult and £10 per child, including standard entry. 

Please note, the Library and the Tower are only accessible via a spiral staircase so are regrettably not accessible for those with mobility issues. 


Christmas Experience at Night at Gloucester Cathedral


Saturday 9 December 2023; Friday 15 December 2023; Saturday 16 December 2023; Tuesday 19 December 2023; Wednesday 20 December 2023; Thursday 21 December 2023


5.30pm to 8.30pm


Standard tickets cost £7 per adult and £3 per child aged six to 17-years-old; Library unwrapped tickets cost £12 per adult and £6 per child; and Tower unwrapped tickets cost £20 per adult and £10 per child


(01452) 528095

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