Events at Winchester Cathedral
In the run up to Christmas, Winchester Cathedral has an exciting events programme, from concerts to Lantern Parades, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
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The Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market
Free to enter and recognised as one of the best in Europe, tourists travel from all over the world for its bustling atmosphere, stunning location and handpicked high quality exhibitors.
Advent and Christmas Services
Everyone is welcome to attend Christmas Services at Winchester Cathedral whether you’re a regular or perhaps you’ve never visited the cathedral before, please feel encouraged to attend.
If you have little ones, don’t miss The Big Nativity service where we encourage children to come dressed as their favourite Christmas character and help make up our very Big Nativity.
Step inside Winchester Cathedral
When visiting the Christmas Market, why not pop in to the Cathedral itself to discover one of the finest medieval cathedrals in Europe and explore over 1,000 years of history.
Don’t miss the Kings and Scribes exhibition, entry is included with your general admission ticket and it’s a great activity for all of the family to enjoy.
Christmas Family Tours
This Christmas Emma and Aisha from the Winchester Cathedral Learning Team will be leading tailored tours of Winchester Cathedral especially for families.
Experience the Cathedral’s atmosphere, architecture and objects, hear stories about historic events and visit the famous Antony Gormley statue in the Crypt.
Book your tickets
You can now book your general admission tickets online, saving you time on the day so you have more time to explore this great cathedral.
The Deanery Bookshop
Looking for an environmentally friendly gift? Pre-loved books are a great choice. You’ll find the Bookshop within a few steps of the Christmas Market, simply ask a steward to guide you.
Please note that the bookshop is only open on weekends, subject to weather and volunteer availability.
The shopping doesn’t end at the Christmas Market. Don’t forget to visit the Winchester Cathedral Gift Shop to browse souvenirs inspired by the life, history and treasures of Winchester Cathedral.