What’s On

Willows Farm Santa Spectacular Grotto

Contact: Website

Venue: Willows Farm Village, Coursers Road, St Albans, AL4 0PF

Date: 25-11-2015 to 24-12-2015

The Willows Farm Santa Extravaganza begins on Wednesday 25th November and continues until Thursday 24th December 2015. Enjoy sparkling scenes inspired by fairytales, winter wonderland and Christmas characters on your journey to see Santa, visit Santa in his Grotto and receive a golden key to his toy shop to choose a gift. You can also enjoy the Willows Magical Ice Rink (synthetic ice) and all the usual Willows activities. For more information visit the website.

St Albans Christmas Market

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Venue: St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans, AL1 1BY

Date: 26-11-2015 to 20-12-2015

St Albans Christmas Market will be held daily from 26th Nov until 20th Dec in the area surrounding St Albans Cathedral.  For centuries St Albans has played host to a thriving market and in 2015 the Christmas Market will see up to 60 stalls selling a range of festive produce from food to decorations, toys and gifts. For more information, including opening time, visit the website.

Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Run

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Venue: Waterend Barn, Civic Close, St Peter's Street, St Albans, AL1 3LE

Date: 06-12-2015

Time: Reindeer Run 11am and Jingle Bell Jog 11.30am

Have fun, raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care or just enjoy the spectacle of this year’s Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Run! The annual event is a festive fundraising event for all the family. Registration and Santa Suit/Reindeer Ear collection is from the Waterend Barn, St Peter’s Street. The Reindeer Run starts at 11am: a 1.5k route great for families. The 5k Jingle Bell Jog starts at 11.30am. See website for details of entry fees and how to register.

I’ve Seen Santa!

Contact: Website / 01727 799565

Venue: The Sandpit Theatre, Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans, AL4 9NX

Date: 06-12-2015

On Sunday 6th December 2015 at 11.30am or 2.30pm come along to the Sandpit Theatre in St Albans and see I’ve Seen Santa! This promises to be a festive treat, based on the children’s book by David Bedford. Will Little Bear really see Santa? This delightful show comes to life with songs, music, puppetry and magic storytelling, especially for 3-7 year olds. To book tickets call the box office on 01727 799565 or visit the website for details.

Bricktraders at Inn on the Park Cafe

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Venue: Inn on the Park Cafe, Verulamium Park, St Micheal's Street, AL3 4SN

Date: 19-12-2015 to 20-12-2015

Bricktraders are back at the Inn on the Park Cafe on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December 2015! Bricktraders buy and sell pre-loved Lego bricks, sets and figures. Everyone is welcome to visit the pop-up shop at the Inn on the Park Cafe in Verulamium Park, St Albans from 10am until 5pm. For more information visit the website.

Carols on the Hour

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Venue: St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1BY

Date: 19-12-2015

Visit St Albans Cathedral on Saturday 19th December between 11am-4pm for Carols on the Hour. The 30 minute carol services, which start on the hour, every hour, are the perfect length for families and young children are welcome. No tickets are required, just come along and join in with some uplifting carols. For more information visit the website.

Santa’s Christmas Cracker

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Venue: Weston Auditorium, Hatfield, AL10 9EU

Date: 20-12-2015

On Sunday 20th December at the Weston Auditorium it’s Santa’s Christmas Cracker! Join in a festive, interactive visit to Santa’s home, that helps Dotty the Elf to discover the meaning of Christmas. There will also be the chance to meet and greet Father Christmas. Join in and sing-along to favourites like Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Suitable for children aged 2 to 7 years old. For more information or to book tickets, visit the website.

Hartbeeps Christmas Market and Baby Rave

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Venue: The Pioneer Club, Heathlands Drive, St Albans, AL3 5AY

Date: 20-12-2015

Come along and join in the Hartbeeps Christmas Market and Baby Rave, with fun dances with Sling Swing (bring your slings!), wander around the amazing stalls and our Christmas tree forest and have a free mini photoshoot with Yokan photography. You’ll also get a free goody bag with lots of nice things to take home and some to use during the raves! We’re donating money from each ticket sold to ‘Homestart St Albans’ a wonderful local charity, so come along and …

Carols on Boxing Day

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Venue: St Albans Cathedral, Sumpter Yard, St Albans, AL1 1BY

Date: 26-12-2015

St Albans Cathedral will be hosting an informal Carols on Boxing Day service on Saturday 26th December at 4pm. If you are enjoying a walk in the park, then make sure you visit the Cathedral to enjoy this short and informal carol service and you can also visit the crib. For more information visit the website.