Carols on the Hour Join us for one of the Cathedral's bite-sized carol services, taking place on the hour, every hour from 11am until 4pm. One of the Cathedral's most popular events, Carols on the Hour is a fantastic opportunity to belt out Christmas carols and to hear music from different St Albans choirs. It's a great festive break from Christmas shopping and a lovely way to get a taste of Christmas at the Cathedral. Entry via the West End doors only. Please exit out of the Welcome centre after your visit. If this is your first time visiting St Albans Cathedral, check out our Visit page for more visitor information. There is no visitor parking at the Cathedral. If you are driving, please park in the city centre and walk down. No tickets are required.