Christmas Events

Friday 10 December 2021, 17:00
Asylum Seekers Christmas Party
Cost: FREE
Booking Required?: Yes

We are pleased to be working with Vision Wakefield to host a Christmas Party for all Asylum Seekers living in Wakefield this Christmas.

To find out more or how to book please click here.

Saturday 11 December 2021, 11:00
Messy Cathedral
Cost: FREE
Booking Required?: No (but preferred)

The final installment of Messy Cathedral for the year takes on a Christmas theme!

Join us for a fun-filled morning of family activities, arts and crafts, singing and story-telling, with lunch included too! A lovely way to get into the Christmas spirit, reflect on the meaning of Christmas and enjoy some quality family time... all for free!

To find out more or to book your space please email gillian.bunn@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk.

Saturday 11 December 2021, 19:00
Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir Christmas Concert
Cost: £10
Booking Required?: Yes

The ever-popular Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir will be returning to Wakefield Cathedral this December with their fantastic Christmas concert, guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit.

For up to date ticket and booking information please click here. Tickets also available on the door on the night.

Tuesday 14 December 2021, 13:00
Lunchtime Concert (Victorian Christmas Music)
Cost: FREE
Booking Required?: No

The penultimate lunchtime concert of the year sees us transported back over 100 years as we enjoy "A Victorian Christmas" - featuring soprano Martha Haywood and pianist Matthew Lazenby.

A great way to enjoy your lunch hour, listen to some live music and get into the festive spirit.

Wednesday 15 December 2021, 19:00
Civic Carol Service
Cost: FREE
Booking Required?: No
This event will also be BSL Interpreted

We are delighted to welcome back the Civic Carol Service for 2021; join the Mayor of Wakefield Cllr Tracey Austin for a wonderful evening of music and celebrations, including music from Featherstone Male Voice Choir.

No booking required, seating allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Friday 17 December 2021, 19:30
Carols by Candlelight
Cost: £16 Full, £12 Over 65's & Under 12's
Booking Required?: Yes

One of our flagship festive events of the year, Carols by Candlelight returns for 2021, a fabulous evening of carols and Christmas music with Wakefield Cathedral Choir. This event sells out every year so be sure to secure your ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment (a second 'Carols by Candlelight' event will also be held on Tuesday 21 December 2021, see further down for information and booking details).

Ticket holders will also receive a free mince pie and mulled wine during the interval.

Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase yours today!

Tickets also available to purchase over phone on 01924 373923 or by visiting Cathedral Kitchen (phone orders will incur a £1 postage fee).

Saturday 18 December 2021, 14:00
Children's Christmas Party
Cost: FREE
Booking Required?: Yes

It's the final weekend before Christmas so what better way for your children to enjoy the day than by coming along to our Children's Christmas Party!

With games, activities and even a visit from Santa Claus himself, don't miss out on this fantastic free family event.

To book your place please visit Cathedral Kitchen or call 01924 373923.

Saturday 18 December 2021, 19:00
Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir Christmas Concert
Cost: Adult £17, Senior £15, Student/U16s £5
Booking Required?: Yes

After welcoming the Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir back to the cathedral for the first time in almost two years in November, we are delighted to have them back again within two months, this time with their fantastically festive Christmas concert, featuring a host of festive songs and a Brass Quintet.

To book your tickets please click here.

Monday 20 December 2021, 19:00
Ackworth Community Choir Christmas Concert
Cost: Free
Booking Required?: Yes

Welcoming back another familiar name this Christmas, we are delighted to be opening our doors to the talents of Ackworth Community Choir for their special 10th anniversary at Wakefield Cathedral Christmas concert on Monday 20 December.

To book your tickets or for more information please call 01977 704438 or click here to send an email.

Tuesday 21 December 2021, 13:00
City Carols
Cost: FREE
Booking Required?: No
This event will also be BSL Interpreted

If you're doing some last minute Christmas shopping or simply enjoying your lunch-hour on Tuesday 21 December, take a break and join us in the cathedral from 13:00 for City Carols, 45-minutes of choir and congregational carols, and short Christmas readings.

No booking necessary but we expect it to be a busy event so early arrival is advised to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday 22 December 2021, 19:30
Carols by Candlelight
Cost: £16 Full, £12 Over 65's & Under 12's
Booking Required?: Yes

As highlighted above, one of our flagship festive events of the year, Carols by Candlelight returns for 2021, a fabulous evening of carols with Wakefield Cathedral Choir. This event sells out every year so be sure to secure your ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Ticket holders will also receive a free mince pie and mulled wine during the interval.

Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase yours today.

Alternatively call cathedral office on 01924 373923 or visit the Cathedral Kitchen (phone orders will incur a £1 postage fee).

Friday 24 December 2021, 13:00
Christmas Dinner in Cathedral Kitchen
Cost: £10 per person
Booking Required?: Yes

This Christmas Eve, why not join us at the Cathedral Kitchen for Christmas Dinner, meet up with friends old and new and enjoy a sumptuous lunch provided by our wonderful kitchen team.

Spaces are limited so pre-booking is highly advised to avoid disappointment. To purchase your ticket please call 01924 373923 or visit Cathedral Kitchen.


January 2022

Thursday 06 January 2022, 10:00 & 13:00
Epiphany Family Fun for Under 5's
Cost: FREE
Booking Required?: No (but preferred)

We have two fantastic sessions of Epiphany Family Fun for you to enjoy this January featuring arts, crafts, singing and more, celebrating the Epiphany.

To find out more or to book your space please email gillian.bunn@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk.

Sunday 09 January 2022, 16:30

Messiaen's 'La Nativite de Seigneur'
Cost: FREE
Booking Required?: No

Our Assistant Director of Music, James Bowstead plays Messiaen's 'La Nativite de Seigneur', a wonderful piece for organ in nine movements.

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