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CHRISTMAS EVE – TUESDAY 24 DECEMBER
Services only day at York Minster. Please note; most sight-seeing opportunities – including Tower trips and the Undercroft Museum – are not available today. 


12noon – Crib Service
Traditional and popular family service. All welcome to attending; dressing up encouraged! West doors open from 9am; facilities for prams etc will be provided.

4pm  – Nine Lessons and Carols
Our most-popular service of the season consisting of nine special readings, carols sung by the York Minster Choir, and hymns for everyone to join in. A traditional Christmas celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Capacity is expected to be reached for this service so please arrive in good time. West doors open from 2pm and will close at 3.45pm. Admission after this time is not guaranteed. Please note that all seats are on a first come, first served basis and reservations cannot be made for those not in the building.

11.30pm  – First Eucharist of Christmas (West doors open at 10.45pm)
Traditional ‘Midnight Mass’ with music from the St William’s Singers and York Young Soloists.
Preacher: The Revd Canon Dr Christopher Collingwood

All services are free to attend and tickets are not required.

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