Advent and Christmas 2023

Come and experience Birmingham Cathedral this Christmas!

Christmas in Cathedral Square is a highlight of our Christmas and Advent season, and we are excited to be welcoming all to enjoy our beautiful grounds and the traders on offer at this year’s market.

We will also continue to be open most days, and it is free for visitors to come inside.

Our stunning Burne-Jones windows will be revealed after their extensive cleaning, offering an exceptional backdrop to this year’s celebrations.

We will be holding a range of traditional services, inspiring concerts and unique experiences for all to enjoy this Christmas – see our full list of services and events below.

We will continue to add additional information to this page and our events as we have it.


Christmas in Cathedral Square

15 November – 17 December

Our market returns for a third year!

Carol services

Various dates

Worship with us during the Advent and Christmas season.

Performance of Handel's Messiah at Birmingham Cathedral

Handel’s Messiah

Saturday 9 December

Enjoy this beautiful famous Oratorio, performed by our choir.

Cinema on the Square – The Muppets Christmas Carol

Saturday 16 December at 1000

Enjoy this family favourite in a unique setting.

Family Carol Service

Saturday 16 December at 1400

All ages are welcome to celebrate the Christmas story with us.

Divine Beauty at Night

4 – 6 January 2024

Our spectacular light and sound experience returns for January 2024. Book your tickets now to avoid disappointment!

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