Christmas Trail and Cathedral Christmas Selfies

Christmas Trail and Cathedral Christmas Selfies

Saturday 5 December to Friday 25 December

Come and follow our Christmas Family Trail around the Cathedral, learn about the Christmas story and meet the characters by finding the miniature displays. Finish the trail with a walk through the festive scaffold tunnel in the north transept to reach the much loved, life sized knitted Knitivity, now with it's very own stable. Carols will be played or sung during opening hours which will also include some evenings. (Evenings will be ticketed and pre-bookable).

The Cathedral will be splendidly decorated with festive flower arrangements and lights so gather your family bubble together and get the best ever selfie this Christmas. Remember to share it with us on social media, just tag us - we can't wait to see them.

Look up!

For the first time in the Cathedral’s history and for this special Christmas period only, the spectacular carved stone ceiling in the Quire is illuminated with electric lighting. One of the Cathedral’s crowning glories, this was built as an image of Heaven on earth. Jesus Christ is depicted looking down on us from above the High Altar. He is shown as the King of Heaven, surrounded by angels carrying instruments and playing heavenly music. Other angels carry symbols of his crucifixion. Just remember to look up! This is also where you will find the Knitivity this year, in a stable, lovingly crafted by our stonemasons.

Each visiting group will receive a beautifully illustrated Christmas Card with information about our two special Online Celebratory Carol Services. You will also receive a tealight candle to take home and light when you join us, and everyone else, who will be tuning in on 20 and 23 December.

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