Tickets to go on sale for The Snowman at Lincoln Cathedral

As we transition into autumn, Lincoln Cathedral is already looking ahead to winter family fun, with the announcement that tickets will go on sale tomorrow for its much-loved annual screening of the BAFTA-winning animation ‘The Snowman’.  

The performances will take place on Saturday 10 December 2022 when the festive classic will be shown on a big screen in the nave and accompanied by a live orchestra and soloists from the Cathedral Choir. There are five performances throughout the day at 11am, 1.30pm, 3pm, 7pm and 8.30pm.  

Tickets for the performances are always much sought-after, with the 2021 event selling out in less than 24 hours.  

The Snowman has become an integral part of many families’ Christmas since the picture book was first published in 1978. The animated version was first broadcast on Channel 4 in 1982 and has been shown every year since. It will have a particular poignancy this year following the death in August of its author and illustrator, Raymond Briggs, at the age of 88. 

In keeping with the book, the film of The Snowman is wordless and free of dialogue, except for the now iconic, “Walking in the Air” which will be performed by a chorister from Lincoln Cathedral Choir at each performance. 

The heart-warming story will be accompanied by a live orchestra who will bring the score to life and make the most of the incredible acoustics of the Cathedral. The nave will be lit to create a magical atmosphere ensuring an unforgettable experience for adults and children alike.

Tickets for The Snowman at Lincoln Cathedral will go on sale on Thursday 1 September on the cathedral website, and tickets start from £7.50. For more information, and to buy tickets, please visit