You’re invited to share the joy of Christmas 2023 at Liverpool Cathedral.

Looking for fun and family-friendly ways to spend the Christmas Season?

Choose from a wide range of Christmas Events and Services at Liverpool Cathedral, from marking the beginning of advent with our Darkness into Light service to a special start to Christmas Eve, with our Family Christmas Carols.

Would you like to know more about the meaning of Advent and Christmas? Find out more from our Canon Precentor Philip Anderson. 

Things to do this Christmas

Whether you’d like to craft your own Christmas wreath or enjoy a festive musical experience, at either our Soundbath Evensong or our Christmas Sequence, we have plenty of activities for you to enjoy over this season, including The Light Before Christmas: The Manger, an immersive light and sound show exploring the story of the first Christmas and The Snowman Tour.

Christmas Services

If you’re looking for a more reflective or spiritual Christmas, we’d love to see you at any of our upcoming services, from Morning Prayer and Eucharist to our Tree & Crib service and Holly Bough. On Thursday 14 December, we’ll be hosting the Alder Centre Candlelight Service, for those affected by the death of a child.

As Christmas Day approaches, we’ll be looking forward to welcoming you to our Carols for Christmas Eve, our First Eucharist of Christmas and our Eucharist for Christmas day.  

Visiting Liverpool Cathedral this Christmas

If you’re coming for a general visit, why not stop by during Coffee and Carols, or visit our Cathedral Shop, for a lovely range of Christmas Cards and gifts? Our Welsford Bistro will also be open throughout December, serving seasonal favourites alongside their existing well-loved menu.

We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool Cathedral. To find out our opening hours, click here.


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Christmas and Advent Calendar 2023


Christmas Nativity set available at our Liverpool Cathedral Shop

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Girl holding candle in dark at Darkness to Light service at Liverpool Cathedral

Darkness to Light
5:30 pm to 7 pm

Christmas Light Show of stars reflected onto the walls of Liverpool Cathedral.  ©Luxmuralis

The Light Before Christmas - The Manger by Luxmuralis
4:30 pm to 8:30 pm from 1 to 8 December. Ticket needed

Take it to the Floor Christmas Concert in the Lady Chapel at Liverpool Cathedral

Take It To The Floor Christmas Concerts
10 am, 11:30 am and 1 pm Shows

Christmas musical service spreading the Joy of Christmas at Liverpool Cathedral

Soundbath Evensong
3 pm to 4 pm in the Lady Chapel

Wooden board with festive mince pie and berries. Purchased in the Welsford Bistro while enjoying coffee and sung carolsCoffee and Carols

2 pm to 3 pm in the Welsford Bistro. On 5 and 7 December

Christmas Wreath with baubels, holly and ribbon on front door ©BookerFlowers 

Christmas Wreath Making
10 am and 1 pm workshops in The Well

Cathedral Santa and Welsford Bistro Manager Neil Blackhurst waving to those joining us for Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Father Christmas
9 am to 11:30 am in the Welsford Bistro. Ticket needed

Cathedral choir girl singing during Christmas service with candles and Christmas lights. ©GarethJones

Holly Bough
3 pm to 4 pm

he Snowman Concert promotion flyer from Carrot Productions

The Snowman Tour
5 pm and 7:30 pm Shows. Ticket needed

Traditional Christmas service at Liverpool Cathedral with Choir Procession. ©GarethJones

Family Christmas Carol
11 am to 11:45 am

Choir boy sining Christmas Carols at Christmas Day Service. ©GarethJones

Carols for Christmas Eve
2 pm and 4 pm Services

Christmas Nativity display at Liverpool Cathedral. ©GarethJones

Eucharist for Christmas Day

10:30 am to 12 pm