St Albans at Christmas
The perfect city destination for groups looking for an alternative, more boutique-style, European Christmas Market.
Explore the most picturesque area of the city with a fascinating Historic St Albans - A City Revealed tour, taking in the medieval Clock Tower, Tudor buildings, and the ancient marketplace, before heading to the Meraki Christmas Festival (800 yards from the Cathedral) to enjoy a glass of gluhwein.
You could also include a festive tour of the city’s iconic Cathedral with the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ tour. Taking inspiration from the traditional song, the tour explores this magnificent building at Christmas, revealing quirky and little known festive facts along the way. Pre or post-tour refreshments can be booked at the Abbot’s Kitchen, located at the Cathedral.
Available: Cathedral tours subject to availability due to their bus Christmas events and concerts programme. Cathedral tours available:
Mon 3rd Dec – 11.00 – 12.30
Tues 4th Dec – 11.30
Wed 5th Dec – 10.00 – 12.00
Thurs 6th Dec – 10.30 – 12.00
Sat 8th Dec 11.30
Mon 10th Dec – 11.00
Duration: Half day or full day
Points to note: due to the historic nature of the area, some pavements are uneven, particularly the area around Vintry Garden. The Market is extremely busy at weekends, and so we advise you to bring groups on weekdays for a more relaxed visit. The Charter Market, with up to 150 stalls, takes place each Wednesday and Saturday, and offers a vast range of non-Christmassy goods.
Key dates: Carols on the Hour takes place at St Albans Cathedral on 15th December 2018.
Booking: contact St Albans Cathedral:
Tel: 01727 890200