Christmas at Rosslyn Chapel

Enjoy the delights of Rosslyn Chapel this Christmas, whether by visiting during the day, coming to an atmospheric candlelit evening visit or enjoying a concert.

When you visit, you can also stock up on Christmas decorations  from the extensive selection in our gift shop, or buy them online. Send someone a view of the Chapel with our collection of Rosslyn Chapel Christmas cards or you can give someone a day out at the Chapel with our Gift Experience pack. 

We look forward to welcoming you this Christmas.

 

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Opening Times

The Chapel is open all year round. Discover the unique stone carvings, history and mystery of this unique building. Please book your visit in advance via this link

Open Monday to Saturday 9 am – 5 pm (last timeslot from 3.30 pm)

Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm (last timeslot from 3.30 pm)

Please note our opening arrangements during the holidays -

up to and including Friday 23 December - open all day

Saturday 24 December - closed to visitors

Sunday 25 December - closed to visitors

Monday 26 December - open all day

Up to and including Saturday 31st December - open all day

Sunday 1 January - closed to visitors

Monday 2 January onwards - open all day

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Christmas Church Services

The Chapel is a working church and part of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Visitors are welcome at Sunday morning services, starting at 10.30am, throughout Advent and Christmas.

Services over Christmas weekend will be  -

  • Christmas Eve Saturday 24th December - 3 pm Christmas Carousel
  • Christmas Eve Saturday 24th December - 11.30 pm Midnight Mass
  • Christmas Day Sunday 25th December -10.30 am Eucharist

As always, all are welcome to all our services and other than the Christmas Carousel, booking is not required.

The Christmas Carousel is our Children's Church Christmas event with an afternoon carousel of crafts and carols finishing with the story of the nativity and refreshments. More information can be found on our website Christmas Carousel — St Matthew's Rosslyn Chapel (stmatthews-rosslynchapel.org.uk). You can book by emailing [email protected].

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Christmas Candlelit Visits

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of an evening Christmas visit to Rosslyn Chapel by candlelight.

You can find out more about this amazing building when one of the Chapel’s Guides gives a short talk about its rich history and then you can explore for yourself, using your map to find the main points of interest and key carvings.

The visitor centre and shop will also be open for some Christmas shopping opportunities and a free guidebook for each visiting household.

Numbers are restricted to just 30 people.

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: £20 per person

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Concerts

Two chances this year to hear beautiful Christmas music by candlelight at the Chapel!

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A Christmas Carol: Performances

Captivate Theatre & Perfect Forth present a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Sally Lyall blending the classic Christmas tale with a cappella traditional carols such as O' Holy Night, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Silent Night and many more arranged by Colum Findlay.

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Christmas Cards and Gifts

Christmas Candle

£7.50

Treat yourself to a little luxury with this romantic Christmas scented candle. Produced exclusively for Rosslyn Chapel.

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Ceramic Chapel Christmas Decoration

£16.00

Produced exclusively for Rosslyn Chapel. Designed with a distinctive blue and white colouring.  

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Christmas Card – Tree

£5.00

Pack of 5 Christmas cards, showing the Christmas tree in the Lady Chapel, Rosslyn Chapel.  Tree kindly donated by Dalkeith Country Park. The greeting inside reads ‘With good wishes at […]

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‘Midnight Mass’ Christmas Cards

£5.00

A pack of 5 Christmas cards and envelopes.
The image is by Samuel Bough, 1862 and is called ‘Midnight Mass at Rosslyn Chapel’.

All cards feature the same image.

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Rosslyn Chapel Gift Experience

£35.00

This gift voucher entitles two adults to enjoy a visit to Rosslyn Chapel. Your gift includes:

• Admission for two adults during normal published opening times (accompanied children are free of charge).

• A copy of the official souvenir guidebook.

• Tea or coffee and a cake for two people in the visitor centre coffee shop with spectacular views over Roslin Glen.

…….and whilst you are here, you can browse in our well-stocked gift shop, perfect watch for a special souvenir of your visit.

Comes in a presentation pack and voucher valid for one year from date of purchase.

 

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The Official Rosslyn Chapel Website