There's a real buzz in the air as everyone embraces the cooler weather and comes out with friends and family. Christmas kicks off on weekends from 23rd November - 22nd December with the Abbey lit up in rainbow colours and a choir or band playing in the Abbey cellarium.
Now in place is the new play tower aimed at under 5's; great fun for the little ones midweek.
Due to winter being upon us the winter hours are now in place; which means we are closed Fridays. Apart from Friday 27th December when you can come and work off the Christmas dinner!
Everyone is invited to the Garden of Remembrance service on Saturday 2nd November. The gathering will begin around 10:30am.
Sunday 10th November - the Ripon City's Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaphin the Spa Garden. Gathering begins around 10:30 and the service at 11:00am.
Every year hundreds of people in Ripon City, nationally and nationwide, unite on this pasrticualr day to make sure that no-one is forgotten - to remember and honour those who sacrificed themselves in all conflicts to secure and protect our freedom.
After the service, participants will parade to the Town Hall for the salute and then on to the Cathedral. All; including the public are welcomed and encouraged to attend the Cathedral Service.