Christmas has arrived at York Minster!
York Minster are known for delivering some spectacular events and services to mark Christmas and Advent – and this year is no different.
Earlier this week, York Minster unveiled their first Christmas Tree Festival which features nearly 40 trees decorated by a local business, school or charity.
Also new for this year is The Winter Village – with wooden chalets offering seasonal food, drinks and gifts, as well as heated and covered seating.
The cathedral’s annual Christmas Carol Concerts will return on 9 and 10 December as well as popular seasonal services including the Advent Procession (28 November), Nine Lessons and Carols (22 and 24 December) and the Crib service (24 December).
Also returning this year is a screening of the classic The Snowman. This will be the first time the family-favourite has been screened inside the Minster since 2017.
Some of the events will be available to watch live online – so everyone can join in with the festivities.
Dean Jonathan said: “I look forward to welcoming most warmly all those who visit the Minster in the days ahead.
“After months of lockdown and restrictions, may I commend the many different events, opportunities and services that will be provided by the Minster team and our partners.
“During the pandemic we have seen our online audiences grow as people choose to connect with us in new and different ways and we will be offering a programme of digital worship alongside the activity in the cathedral so people can also join us from the comfort of their homes.”
For more information, please visit the York Minster website.