Music & Lights at Fountains Abbey

Each weekend in December and every day from 19 December to 3 January. Come together this Christmas for a full festive day out each weekend in December and every day in Christmas week. As the afternoon light starts to fade, make your way to the abbey and wander through the ruins aglow with bright and colourful lights.

Sing-a-long to your favourite Christmas carols

Listen out and you might catch a carol or two in the cellarium where traditional music will fill the air. 

When are the choirs on?

Sadly, we won't have our usual live choirs and bands this year. Music will still be played while you explore the glowing lights in the abbey. Feel free to still have a sing-a-long!

Follow the fairy lights down to the abbey, aglow with light
Fountains Abbey at Music and Lights
Follow the fairy lights down to the abbey, aglow with light

Frequently asked questions

What time does it start?

You can experience Christmas here all day but the lights will start to show as it gets darker in the afternoon. 

How much does it cost?

Normal admission charges apply. You will have to pre-book a ticket to visit. Last entry availible is 4pm.

What do I need to bring?

Make sure you bring lots of warm clothing and your torch (it's dark by 4pm). 

Where can I park?

The event is within normal admission times so you're able to park at any of the carparks: the visitor centre or Studley Royal. West Gate car park is reserved for those who need flat access to the grounds. Car parks close at 5:30pm.

Can I get something to eat?

Yes, there will be yummy food available on site from our restaurant at the visitor centre. 

Can I bring my dog?

Your dog is welcome to come with you but we ask that you keep it on a short lead.

Girls drinking hot chocolate Christmas Fountains Abbey

What's happening this Christmas at Fountains

Are you planning a very Yorkshire Christmas for 2020? Book a ticket and head to Fountains Abbey for a full festive day out with your family. Get stuck into Christmas shopping and have a winter adventure through colourful abbey ruins and discover the water garden. Read on to find out everything you can do.

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