Cathedral Christmas Experience at Night

9, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 21 December 2023, 5.30pm-8.30pm (last entry at 7.45pm)

Everything looks and feels just a bit more beautiful after dark in the Cathedral at this time of year. Enjoy the decorated Cathedral by night with live music provided by our Cathedral musicians and friends.

The Monk’s Kitchen will be open for mulled wine, mince pies and other tasty treats throughout the evening and don’t forget to visit the Cathedral Gift Shop for the perfect memento of the evening or some last-minute Christmas shopping!

Adult: £7
Child (6-17 years): £3

Make your visit extra special with an 'unwrapped' ticket...

'Unwrapped' tickets give the unique opportunity to see behind-the-scenes of this remarkable building as part of this at-night experience, with access to either the iconic Cathedral Tower or the candlelit medieval Library.

Tower unwrapped: Adults £20, Child (6-17 years) £10

Library unwrapped: Adults £12, Child (6-17 years) £6

To allow as many visitors as possible to enjoy these experiences, it is not possible to purchase a ticket that includes both the library and the tower.

'Cathedral Unwrapped' tickets include general entry to the event - you do not need to purchase a separate entry timeslot if you have purchased a 'Cathedral Unwrapped' ticket. A ticket for general entry does not include access to the Library or Tower.

Please note that both the Library and the Tower only accessible via spiral staircase, so unfortunately are not suitable for those with mobility issues.

Please note: Cathedral 'Unwrapped' tickets are now sold out

Book your tickets by clicking the 'Book Now' button.

Special Event
December 16, 2023
Opening times
9, 15, 16, 19, 20 and 21 December 5.30pm-8.30pm
Other 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Adult £7 Child £3
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Getting Here

  • Address

    12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
  • Map

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

    Click here to download or print off a guide on ‘Getting to Gloucester Cathedral’

  • Parking

    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

    There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.

    However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.

    To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.