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Christmas Light Show

16 - 20 & 22 December from 17:30

Join us for a light spectacular by acclaimed animation team: Illuminos.

Enjoy a spectacular light show around the Close, and on the front of the Cathedral, listen to popular carols, and head inside to soak up the atmosphere of this special time of year.

Includes access to the Christmas Tree Festival.

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The Christmas Light Show at Lichfield Cathedral is kindly sponsored by Richard Winterton Auctioneers.

Christmas by Candlelight: Lichfield Cathedral Choir

Thursday 21 December at 19:30

To launch our new ‘Ceremony of Carols’ recording, this year’s Christmas by Candlelight will start with Britten’s masterpiece accompanied by harp in the beautiful candlelit atmosphere of Lichfield Cathedral. Start your Christmas build-up with this classic carol concert – music and readings old and new to reflect on the meaning of Christmas and fill you with festive cheer!

​Nave area tickets £15, unreserved seating - SOLD OUT
Quire area tickets NO VIEW £10, unreserved searing 

Library Tour

Dates throughout the year 

Climb the spiral staircase to see one of the Cathedral’s best loved treasures, the Library, for yourself and explore some of our fascinating collection.

From Manuscript to the Printed Word

Our library tour for 2024 takes a journey through some of our most interesting hand-written books to the 15th century and beyond when our earliest printed books first appeared. 

Explore some of our oldest manuscripts, who they were written for, why they were written and who read them.  See how the invention of the printing press revolutionised book production, and allowed ordinary people to see, obtain and read books for themselves. 

Included in the tour are an illuminated manuscript of spiritual essays, a dangerous and heretical bible, through to 16th century Arthurian legends and an illustrated 17th century copy of Aesop’s Fables.

Tickets £18
You must be able to climb 35 spiral steps to take part in this tour. Limited seating is available in the library and participants should be prepared to stand for the duration of the tour.