Christmas in St Albans

Christmas is a wonderful time to visit St Albans so don't just leave it for the summer! Our Christmas Guide has a whole host of events happening right through to the New Year.

Christmas Lights Switch-on Events

Find out about all the switch-on events in the district on this page. Some of the lights are already on and looking lovely!

St Albans Christmas Market

25th November to 23rd December 2017 After 1,000 years of a regular market, St Albans now has a Christmas one with over 40 stalls. New for 2016 is the Meraki Festival teepee with a full programme of activities and entertainment throughout the 29 days. The event takes place in and around the beautiful Vintry Garden – a walled garden adjacent to the magnificent 11th-century St Albans Cathedral.

Extra City Centre Market dates this December

City Centre Charter market, French market and Farmers market. Christmas shoppers will have more opportunities to browse in the popular St Albans markets this year. St Albans City and District Council is holding more city-centre markets throughout December to make it easier for residents and visitors to do their Christmas shopping.

Christmas at the Cathedral

Find out about all the events at St Albans Cathedral over Christmas, including the Christingle Service, St Albans Bach Choir Christmas Carols, Carols on the Hour, and timings of Christmas services.

Pantomimes and Christmas Shows

There are plenty of pantos and family shows happening in St Albans and the district this seasonal period. Find out more here.