This Week

Willows Farm Santa Spectacular Grotto

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

Date: 26-11-2014 to 24-12-2014

Time: 10am-5.30pm

The Willows Farm Santa Extravaganza begins on Wednesday 26th November and continues until Wednesday 24th December 2014. 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 and use the key to choose a gift. You can also meet the reindeer and enjoy 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: 28-11-2014 to 21-12-2014

St Albans Christmas Market will be held daily from 28th Nov until 21st Dec in the area surrounding St Albans Cathedral.  For centuries St Albans has played host to a thriving market and in 2014 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 visit the website.

Carols on the Hour

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

Date: 20-12-2014

Visit St Albans Cathedral on Saturday 20th 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.

Father Christmas at Ashridge

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Venue: Ashridge Estate, Moneybury Hill, Nr Berkhamsted, HP4 1LX

Date: 20-12-2014 to 21-12-2014

Go along to Ashridge Estate and visit Father Christmas in his grotto on December 13th-14th and Dec 20th-21st, please note booking is essential on 01442 851227. Each 45 minute session includes a visit to Father Christmas, a Christmas craft sessions and a present. For more information visit the website.

Leighton Buzzard Railway Christmas Santa Special

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Venue: Leighton Buzzard Railway, Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 4TN

Date: 20-12-2014 to 23-12-2014

The Leighton Buzzard Railway Christmas Santa Special is back for another year! Enjoy a 25 minute return journey in a festively decorated steam train, on a railway that is almost 100 years old. You must book in advance, see the website for details of how to book. Santa Specials run on Dec 6th-7th,  Dec 10th, Dec 13th-14th, Dec 17th, Dec 20th-23rd, Dec 29th-30th.

Hatfield House Farmers Market

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Venue: Stable Yard, Hatfield House, Hatfield

Date: 21-12-2014

The Hatfield House Farmers Market takes place on the third Sunday of every month in the Stable Yard 10am-2pm.  It is free to park and entry to the Stable Yard is also free. There is always a wide selection of produce on offer including: artisan sausages; homemade cakes and biscuits; pastries; fresh meat; fine ales; jams and chutneys. For more information visit the website.