Music & Lights at Fountains Abbey

Each weekend in December and every day from Boxing Day to 1 Jan. 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 whie 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. Last entry to the estate is at 4pm.

How much does it cost?

Normal admission charges apply. You will have to pre-book a ticket to visit. 

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.

Can I get something to eat?

Yes, there will be yummy food available on site from our cafe and restaurant. There will also be hot chocolates as well as coffees and other hot drinks available. 

Can I bring my dog?

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

Walk through a colourfully lit abbey and Music and Lights this Christmas

Festive feelings at Fountains

Slow down and revel in a moment's break from life's never ending hustle and bustle. Breathe in the fresh Yorkshire air and experience Christmas how it's meant to be; a time to make memories with your loved ones.

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