Top Christmas events in Hertfordshire

Independents' Christmas Shopping Day, Hitchin (photo: JAF Milligan)

Independents' Christmas Shopping Day, Hitchin (photo: JAF Milligan) - Credit: Archant

We’ve selected some of the best Christmas events in Hertfordshire to celebrate the festive season

Christmas at St Albans Cathedral - Throughout December

During the whole festive period one of St Albans' greatest attractions will be running a variety of events including a nativity trail, carol singing and many other services.

Click above for more details.


Festive Food at Brocket Hall - Until December 20

Whether it's a shared Christmas evening in their Oak Room or a Christmas Sunday Jazz Lunch, this fine country estate has your seasonal dining options covered.

Booking details can be found above.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas at Hertford Theatre - December 12 - January 3

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This theatrical recreation of the popular children's story will have the whole family delighted this Christmas. 

The show lasts 60 minutes with no interval.


Christmas Today Virtual Market 

Support some of the county's top independent producers and makers without having to go to a market yourself. Here you'll find lots of great gifts you won't see on the high street.

Click the link above to browse the market.


Christmas at Ashridge House - Throughout December 

This stunning property on the Ashridge Estate has been expertly prepared for the festive period. On offer they have a woodland walk, enchanted garden globes for dining and a festive afternoon tea. 

Click above to book.


Festive Afternoon Tea at Sopwell House - December 3 - 30

This classic English eating experience has been given a seasonal twist that you can enjoy in the magical surroundings of this hotel near St Albans.

It costs £29.95 per person.


The Elves and the Shoemaker at Southern Maltings - December 19 - January 3

This story-telling event will be running right into 2021 and Vickie Holden-Swinton has put together an event that will put a smile on the face of all who attend.

Tickets start from £5.


Santa at the Zoo with Shepreth Wildlife Park - December 13 - 24

Father Christmas will be visiting this zoo near Royston where little ones will be able to meet him and receive a gift. If you can't meet him in person you can also book the experience via Zoom.

Entry to the zoo and the Santa experience for two children and one adult is £30.


Ware Roadside Art Trail - December 7 - 20

This special trail will be helping local artists when the need it most by displaying their work in front of the public as they get everything ready for Christmas.

The link above has more information about the artists taking part.


Yew Tree Alpacas Christmas Shop - December 7 - 12

Meet the alpacas and pick up some gifts that'll help support them through this difficult period.

The shop is open 10.30am to 4.30pm each day.


Christmas at Knebworth House - Dates throughout December 

Treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea or a meal with Santa at this magical property near Stevenage. 

Book your spot through the link above.


Festive Afternoon Tea at Benslow Music - December 12 - 20

As well as the selection of sandwiches and sweet treats your festive experience will be accompanied by music to create a truly wonderful ambience.

Tickets are £19.95 per person.


Marvellous Magic at Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead - December 12 - 13

The shopping centre has partnered with Heart FM to bring you a wish cam where some lucky shoppers will find their wish granted. 

If you can't make it to the centre yourself, you can also make your wish online.


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