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Information for visitors

After 1,000 years of a regular market, St Albans now has a Christmas one with up to 60 stalls. The event takes place in and around the beautiful Vintry Garden - a walled garden adjacent to the magnificent 11th-century St Albans Cathedral.

This year's Christmas Market runs from 25th November to 23rd December.

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Visitors will enjoy browsing the high quality produce on offer in up to 60 traditional wooden chalets outside the Cathedral and in the Vintry Garden. The pretty Cathedral quarter sits right at the centre of a triangle of St Albans 'oldest' treasures: the only working Medieval Clock Tower; the oldest Public School in the country; and, for visitors to the market who fancy a pint of real ale, the oldest pub in the UK, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, just at the foot of the Abbey Orchard, a stone's throw from the Cathedral.

Entertainers, twinkly lights and plenty of Christmas cheer will add to the festive atmosphere - and don't miss Carols on the Hour, on the hour, every hour from 11am to 4pm on 16th December 2017 at St Albans Cathedral.

It's easy to get here too. We're just 22 minutes from London St Pancras, a short hop off the M1 and M25 motorways, within easy reach of London Luton and Heathrow airports.

Come and visit St Albans this festive season, and rediscover Christmas.


Dates and opening times

Saturday 25th November to Saturday 23rd December.


Travel

Getting to the market
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It's easy to get to St Albans. We're just 22 minutes from London St Pancras, a short hop off the M1 and M25 motorways, within easy reach of London Luton and Heathrow airports. See our Travel and Maps section for details.



Accommodation

The Where to Stay section of this website gives details of all the hotels, historic inns and guest houses around St Albans along with photos and ratings.


Visitor Information Centre

Located in the foyer of the Alban Arena, our Visitor Information Centre can help you find a place to stay and recommend some must-see sights for you to enjoy while you're in St Albans.

Telephone us: +44 (0)1727 864511

Write to us:
St Albans Visitor Information Centre
Alban Arena
Civic Close
St Albans
AL1 3LD

Email us: tic@stalbans.gov.uk