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Christmas at York Minster
Classes, Courses & Workshops
York Minster resounds with ceremony and song in a season of inspiring services, concerts and family activities.
You will discover the UK's largest Advent Wreath, the Star of the East lit outside the Minster and the 3 Wise Men's journey from the East to the Nativity Crib throughout December...
There is the magnificent candlelit Advent Procession, the family favourite Christingle, and the celebrated Nine Lessons and Carols and Midnight Mass.
Families and adults can explore festive traditions and crafts in Handmade Christmas workshops, hosted by Minster experts.
The Minster Choir, one of the UK's top choirs, perform in the Minster Christmas Concerts alongside celebrity readers, and there are a range of special Christmas music concerts including Handel's Messiah and Carols by Candlelight. See all highlights here.
Now Open: The Orb. Enter the Orb, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see, at close range, some of the world’s most important art. Within this elliptical treasure-house of stained glass you will discover a forgotten artist for the first time – England’s lost Vermeer or Michelangelo. Explore new interactive galleries illustrating the epic stories and craftsmanship of the magnificent Great East End, all part of the York Minster Revealed project. The Orb is included in your admission ticket which is valid for 12 months.