As night falls on Christmas Eve, this beautiful and reflective service of music, readings and prayer marks the end of Advent and the beginning of Christmas.

The service will be led by the voices of the boys and men of the Cathedral Choir.

Due to reduced capacity within the Cathedral, Choral Vespers on Christmas Eve is ticketed. All tickets are free of charge, available using the booking system below. Ticket bookings are capped at 4 within your household bubble.

Important information around the format of our ticketed services can be found here.

General booking will be released on Monday 14 December at 10am.


On the day:
  • Please enter via the Welcome Centre (Sumpter Yard, AL1 1BY).
  • Everyone is required to wear a face covering unless they have a medical exemption.
  • Please be seated by 5.15pm, and remain seated for the duration of the service.
  • Please show your ticket on your smart phone upon arrival, or bring a printed copy of your ticket. 
  • Unfortunately, visitor parking is not available at St Albans Cathedral. Details of the closest city centre car parks are available on the St Albans City and District Council website.
  • We have limited disabled parking at the Cathedral. If you require a disabled parking space, please contact [email protected]. Information regarding access inside the Cathedral can be found here.

Booking will close at 10am on Wednesday 23 December.