Experience an exhilarating skate under the stars with friends and family. For five weeks over the Christmas period, our Inner Close is transformed by our Christmas Market and open-air real ice rink.
See how the Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to these exciting events.Our open-air real ice rink can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. We have a team of trained ice stewards who ensure that our rink is safe and well maintained. Ice skating sessions last for 1 hour – this includes time to fit your skates so expect to have approximately 50 minutes on the ice. Free skate hire is included in the ticket price.
Join us on Friday 21 November from 6pm to 9pm in the Cathedral Outer Close for an evening of free entertainment to celebrate the opening of this year’s Christmas Market and Ice Rink. The event promises to be a feast for the eyes, ears and taste buds with highlights including live music from seven-piece jazz ensemble Funk Lab, a procession of spectacular paper lanterns and an exciting pyrotechnic display. Come early to explore the seasonal food and drink and festive shopping at the Christmas Market and to take to the ice for an exhilarating skate! The Christmas Market will be open from 10am and the Ice Rink from 11am.