Christmas Tree Festival 2021
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Tickets are now available to pre-book to visit our glittering Christmas Tree Festival 2021 around the Cathedral’s medieval Cloister.
The festival is open to visit from Wednesday 1 December to Sunday 2 January (excluding Christmas Day).
Wednesday 1 – Saturday 4 December:
Entry is on a free-flow basis from 10am to 5pm, last entry at 4.30pm. No tickets are being issued. Numbers will be monitored and regulated in the Cloister and you may be asked to queue as we expect a large number of people visiting the Cathedral, particularly during the Christmas Fayre in the city.
Monday 6 – Wednesday 15 December (excluding Sundays):
Entry to see the Christmas Tree Festival is by pre-booked ticket:
Ticket entry is for a 14-minute timed slot, with the first time slot at 11am and last entry at 4pm. The Cathedral will close at 5pm for visiting.
Thursday 16 – Thursday 23 December (excluding Sundays):
Entry to the Christmas Tree Festival is also by pre-booked ticket:
Ticket entry is for a 14-minute timed slot, the first timed slots start at 10am and the last entry is at 4pm. The Cathedral will close at 5pm for visiting.
Friday 24 December to Sunday 2 January and on Sunday 5, 12 and 19 December:
The Christmas Tree Festival will be open during normal visiting times, subject to services.
The festival will not be ticketed on these dates. Numbers will be monitored and regulated in the Cloister and to facilitate this you may be asked to queue and wait to enter.
Entry to the Christmas Tree Festival, either free-flow or with a ticket, is free of charge, and donations are welcomed to help support our work.
The sparkling Christmas trees are innovatively and individually designed and decorated by local schools, charities, businesses and organisations. They are a wonderful sight to be enjoyed by all the family.
Our Christmas Tree Festival is very popular and we recommend booking a timed entry slot to visit as we will limit the number of people in the Cloister.
Please note that your timed entry slot is for the Christmas Tree Festival in the Cloister; other parts of the Cathedral will be open for visitors and other events as normal during day-time visiting hours.
Entrance to the Christmas Tree Festival is via the main north door, in College Yard, opposite the High Street. There may be the need to queue on arrival, either outside or inside the Cathedral, so please dress appropriately for the weather.
Please book a ticket for everyone in your group, including babies and small children as they will count towards the number of visitors we allow in to the Christmas Tree Festival. Tickets for your group must be in the same timeslot. We recommend arriving at the Cathedral close to the start of your time slot. However, you are warmly invited to explore and enjoy the rest of the Cathedral before or after your time slot, during normal visiting hours.
Viewing the Christmas Trees will be subject to Government Covid-19 guidance at the time. We will notify you if the date of your booking has to be cancelled due to Government Covid-19 guidance. If dates are moved, you will need to book a new date and time slot.
Refreshments are available to purchase from our Cloister Cafe and there are lots of gift ideas to be found in the Cathedral shop.
We look forward to welcoming you as part of Christmas 2021 at Worcester Cathedral.Check Dates