Unwrap Christmas at Norwich Cathedral

30 November 2018 - 27 January 2019
00:00 - 00:00
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From Christmas concerts and services to a festive fayre, there are lots of different ways to enjoy the most magical time of the year at Norwich Cathedral.

The festivities will begin on Friday 30 November with a special open evening full of festive spirit for all the family and there are lots more events to enjoy throughout December.

For Norwich Cathedral's Christmas brochure click here: Norwich Cathedral Christmas Brochure 2018


Cathedral Open Evening - Friday 30 November, 6.30pm-9pm
Celebrate the beginning of Advent with an evening full of festive events.
There will be a short service featuring farm animals to bless the outdoor crib, carols with the Cathedral Choir, the opportunity to walk our candlelit labyrinth, guided tours, Christmas stalls, and children's activities.
Free entry.

Norfolk Christmas Fayre - Saturday 1 December, 10am-6pm
Norwich Cathedral has joined forces with Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association for a Christmas market full of festive food and drink, great gift ideas and more.
Free entry.

Tree of Remembrance - Friday 30 November until Saturday 5 January
Remember a loved one by hanging a star on our Tree of Remembrance next to the outdoor crib outside the Hostry.
Donations will go to homeless charity Emmaus Norfolk and Waveney.

Resolutions Tree -  New Year’s Eve, 10am-5pm and New Year’s Day, 12 noon
People wanting to turn over a new leaf in 2019 can hang their New Year’s resolutions on our Resolutions Tree on New Year’s Eve from 10am to 5pm.
At the 12 noon Holy Communion service on New Year's Day all the resolutions will be offered to God.


Candlelit Advent Procession - Sunday 2 December, 6pm
Christingle - Saturday 8 December, 3.30pm
Carols and Readings for Christmas - Sunday 16 December, 3.30pm
Christmas Procession with Carols - Sunday 23 December, 6pm
Crib Service - Christmas Eve, 12 noon
Christmas Procession with Carols - Christmas Eve, 3.30pm
Midnight Mass - Christmas Eve, 11.15pm
Family Eucharist of Christmas Day - Christmas Day, 10.30am
Festal Evensong, Procession and Carols - Christmas Day, 3.30pm
Festal Evensong, Procession and Carols - Christmas Day, 3.30pm
Epiphany Procession - Sunday 20 January, 3.30pm


Christmas with Norwich Cathedral Choir - Friday 14 December, 7.30pm

Join Norwich Cathedral Choir for a celebration of Christmas music both sacred and secular with carols for choir and audience.
Tickets £12-£20. To book, click here or call 01603 630000.

Messiah by Candlelight - Saturday 22 December, 7.30pm
Norwich Cathedral Chamber Choir is joined by Norwich Baroque and soloists for the  ever-popular annual performance of Handel’s much-loved oratorio.
Tickets: £14-£26. To book, click here or call 01603 630000.

New Year’s Day Organ Concert - Tuesday 1 January, 11am
Cathedral Organist David Dunnett plays a programme of organ favourites.
Free admission, with a retiring collection.

Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur - Sunday 13 January, 6.30pm
Ashley Grote, the Cathedral’s Master of Music, gives a liturgical performance of Olivier Messiaen’s evocative meditation on the Nativity for organ solo.
Free admission, with a retiring collection.

Britten: A Ceremony of Carols - Sunday 27 January, 6.30pm
The boy and girl choristers of Norwich Cathedral Choir give a candlelit performance of Britten’s carol sequence, which received its premiere in Norwich in 1942.


Add some extra sparkle to your Christmas shopping by paying a visit to our Cathedral Shop.
Whether you are looking for the most unique of gifts or an extra special decoration for your tree, our gift shop has all manner of festive delights.
Normal opening hours are Monday to Saturday 9.15am-5pm and Sunday 11.45am-3.30pm.
For mail order details, click here, email giftshop@cathedral.org.uk or call 01603 218323.

For the full list of Norwich Cathedral's Christmas events click here

Picture: Paul Hurst