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Throughout the year St Albans City & District has a lively cultural calendar, so why not plan your visit to coincide with one of the regular street events, festivals or markets? There is so much to do, and as well as the regular events listed below, local attractions often have special one-off events as well.

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Major festivals and events

An overview of the big events happening around the city and district in 2017
Find out more about the Herts County Show, Harpenden Carnival, the Alban Pilgrimage, St Albans Folk Festival, the International Organ Festival, CAMRA St Albans Beer Festival, St Albans & Harpenden Food and Drink Festival, and many more. 

Information on these and a whole host of other events happening around the city and district can also be found in our Events Search.

Willows Farm Potato Shindig

Friday 1st September 2017 to Sunday 24th September 2017
Potato Shindig is at Willows Activity Farm, St Albans, every day between 1 and 24 September, and this year, visitors can turn their picked potatoes into artistic prints!
The Willows Potato Patch is open to all: with spades at the ready, little ones can dig up and harvest their very own Picasso potatoes. Every child gets to take a bag-full of potatoes home to try out some delicious Willows recipes.

Hertfordshire Open Studios

Saturday 9th September to Sunday 1st October 2017
Why not extend the summer holiday mood with a self-guided tour of some of Hertfordshire's finest artists, craftmakers and artisans? Artists are opening their doors for the biggest county-wide art event in Hertfordshire - Herts Open Studios. This annual autumn show, organised by Herts Visual Arts, runs for three weeks and entry to participating exhibitions is free.

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 24th September 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

St Albans Motor Show

Sunday 24th September 2017
After the success of the first St Albans Motor Show in March 2016, the free street event is back with even more to entertain and delight car enthusiasts, families and friends. Situated on the pedestrianised areas of St Peter’s Street, the Motor Show delivers a fun day out with hands-on opportunities and a range of free activities too. …Additional entertainment will include:

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 24th September 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Medieval Lives Guided Walk

Sunday 24th September 2017
As we walk around the historic market place you will hear tales about the life and times of the people who visited, lived and worked here.

Fragments - Exhibition in St Albans Clock Tower

Wednesday 27th September 2017 - Sunday 1st October 2017
A joint commission by St Albans Museums and UH Galleries. Abi Spendlove’s exhibition of new works at the Clock Tower in St Albans.

St Albans Food & Drink Festival 2017

Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 7th October
The St Albans Food & Drink Festival will return this autumn to showcase the fantastic range of food, drink and produce available throughout St Albans District. With so many excellent eateries providing fabulous food and delightful drinking holes, the festival is a great time to try something new or different.

CAMRA St Albans Beer and Cider Festival

Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September 2017
The premier event in the Hertfordshire drinkers calendar will be back in town at the end of September so book your beer and cider holiday now and pay us a visit to enjoy the vast selection of drinks on offer. The number of real ale on offer runs into the hundreds and is complimented by a vast selection of real ciders and perries, bottle conditioned beers and a large selection from around the world.

The Unknown Soldier

Wednesday 27th September 2017
Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home - for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend – and amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs Jack is looking for something – looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and a debt to repay, and now there is this strange request from the generals.

Tower Tours

Saturday 30th September 2017
Escorted by a Cathedral Guide you will be led up the great Norman Tower, which is the only English 11th century central Cathedral tower still in its original form.

Birds of Bray

Saturday 30th September 2017
Free event 10am - 3pm

According to Arthur - The Sandpit Theatre

Saturday 30th September 2017
Bursting with poetry, puppetry, live music and imagination, PaddleBoat Theatre Company invite you to help Arthur find the moon again!

Heartwood Afternoon Walk

Saturday 30th September 2017
Afternoon walk to visit the newly created Heartwood Arboretum England's newest and largest arboretum with all the trees and shrubs native to the British Isles. You will see 60 different species and learn how they have been used over the centuries. They are still small saplings, but you will be able to watch them grow in coming years.

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 30th September 2017
Journey from St Michaels, the village within the Roman walls, taking in medieval pubs and houses and a 16th century watermill, to Fishpool Street. How did this street, once a major 18th century coaching route, degenerate to a slum and backwater, then become a prime residential area?

Amadeus Chamber Orchestra

Saturday 30th September 2017

Amadeus Chamber Orchestra conducted by Simon Thompson, Jennifer Wigram (leader) and soloist Sebastian Kozub (cello) present -

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture and 3 pieces;
Saint-Saens: Cello concerto no.1 in A minor;
Cherubini: Symphony in D major.

The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage

Saturday 30th September 2017
Conductor - Harry Christophers
World renowned choir The Sixteen return to St Albans Cathedral to perform choral music by Poulenc and Palestrina.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 1st October 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

St Albans Street Feastival

Sunday 1st October 2017
St Peter’s Street will exhibit the finest food and drink producers, a variety of expert demonstrations and a line-up of outstanding chefs, welcoming over 14,000 visitors to the District. Impressive varieties of top quality produce will be showcased, from fruit, vegetables, cheeses, meat products, ice cream, wines and beers to homemade chocolates and preserves. All are from local and regional producers, suppliers and restaurants.

Vintage Tea Afternoon

Sunday 1st October 2017
Catch up with friends or family and enjoy a musical afternoon with tea, finger sandwiches and delicious cakes served by Serendipitea Tea Parties 'Pop Up Tea Room' whilst listening to the Steinway piano and other similar ‘quieter’ instruments in the collection at the Organ Theatre.

A Monastery Revealed Guided Walk

Sunday 1st October 2017
Our city owes its existence to the monastery, which was once the most important in England. From Dedication to Dissolution, powerful Abbots controlled the town, the lives of its people and of course the monks.

Antigone

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd October 2017
A battle-ground and bloodshed between brothers. A double fratricide. A proclamation that one brother should remain unburied, left to decay on the fields for carrion to ravage. A loyal sister, Antigone, defiant of the State, buries him. Creon, her uncle, is determined to uphold the Law and punish those who disobey at whatever cost. Family loyalties and personal politics collide in this most passionate and timeless of ancient Greek tragedies.

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Wednesday 4th October 2017
Martyn Rawles, Organist and Assistant Director of Music at Lichfield Cathedral

Grove House Fashion Show in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Wednesday 4th October 2017
Join the volunteers and staff of Rennie Grove on Wednesday 4 October for your chance to see, try on and buy this season's lines at reduced prices - all to help raise money for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. The models on the night are volunteers and staff of Rennie Grove, so come and see them strut their stuff!

Folk at the Maltings concert with Kitty Macfarlane plus Abella and Finn Collinson

Friday 6th October 2017
Folk at the Maltings features singer Kitty Macfarlane from Somerset at a concert on Friday October 6 at 8pm at the Maltings Arts Theatre.

A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum

Saturday 7th October 2017
A Curious Conversation - Pop Up Museum at St Julians, Cottonmill (as part of Culture in Cottonmill)

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 7th October 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

Codebreaker and Ode to a Nightingale

Saturday 7th October 2017
This special concert features two glorious and memorable pieces of music, both commissioned by Hertfordshire Chorus and now recorded with the BBC Concert Orchestra for Signum Records,one of the leading classical recording companies in the UK. The concert coincides with the release of the resulting CD and both composers are expected to be present.

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 8th October 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

The Herts 10k

Sunday 8th October 2017
The Herts 10k is a charity run, raising funds for Grove House Hospice. The route starts in Rothamsted Park and heads out towards Redbourn, along the Nickey Line and coming back into Rothamsted Park allowing runners to enjoy some glorious sights of the district's countryside.

Craft Fair in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Sunday 8th October 2017
Craft Fair Sunday 8th October 2017 10 am – 4pm

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 8th October 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 8th October 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Historic Pubs Of St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 8th October 2017
This walk traces the changing fortunes of many establishments - some long gone, others re-invented and those that remain virtually unchanged by time.

Older People’s Day

Wednesday 11th October 2017
An event for members of the public, especially for older people, their families and carers. Information sessions on community and fire safety. 30+ stalls for organisations for older people. Sports and arts demonstrations and light refreshments.
Photography exhibition created by Oaklands College students celebrating older people in the district.

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 11th October 2017
Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by Whatever Next by Jill Murphy .

Fishpool Street - Rag & Riches Guided Walk

Saturday 14th October 2017
Journey from St Michaels, the village within the Roman walls, taking in medieval pubs and houses and a 16th century watermill, to Fishpool Street. How did this street, once a major 18th century coaching route, degenerate to a slum and backwater, then become a prime residential area?

Organ Theatre Concert - Andrew Nix

Saturday 14th October 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Cecilia Festival Concert

Saturday 14th October 2017
Hardynge Choir, Radlett Choral Society and St Albans Chamber Choir
The biennial St Cecilia Festival Concert brings together three choirs: their all-Russian programme features Rachmaninoff’s dramatic choral symphony The Bells (setting poems by Edgar Allan Poe), the Polovtsian Dances by Borodin and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture in a spectacular choral version. Shostakovich’s turbulent symphonic poem October for orchestra completes the programme.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 15th October 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Aristocrats, Paupers & Philanthropists Guided Walk

Sunday 15th October 2017
An interesting stroll around the lesser known historic features of St Albans.

Shop Oddity

Saturday 21 October - Sunday 29th October 2017
Shop Oddity is a brand new fundraising competition from the Better Business project.
During the October half term, retailers in St Albans will be hiding a strange object in their window for sharp-eyed members of the public to find.

Tower Tours

Saturday 21st October 2017
Escorted by a Cathedral Guide you will be led up the great Norman Tower, which is the only English 11th century central Cathedral tower still in its original form.

Meet A Roman Soldier at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 21st October 2017
Meet a Roman soldier at Verulamium Museum

A Roman City Revealed Guided Walk

Saturday 21st October 2017
Discover the lurid past of Roman Britain's third city, revolting Celts and a fire to rival the Great Fire of London. See the hypocaust, the Roman central heating system not surpassed in England for over 1400 years, and part of the Roman Wall.

Canaletto:The Art of Venice - The Sandpit Theatre

Saturday 21st October 2017
From one of the world’s largest art collections comes the remarkable story of Canaletto and the city he shared with millions through his art.

Harpenden Farmers Market

Sunday 22nd October 2017
The Harpenden Farmers Market occurs on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd October 2017
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

Coaching Inns Guided Walk

Sunday 22nd October 2017
For over 1000 years, St Albans has been a town of inns, taverns and alehouses. Find out why there were fifteen inns in one street alone. At one time, stabling was required for over 2,000 horses - imagine the smell!

Sunday Afternoon Organ Concert

Sunday 22nd October 2017
Nicholas Freestone, Organ Scholar at St Paul's Cathedral, gives an afternoon organ recital at St Albans Cathedral.

Fairytales Gone Bad: Grannylocks / The Monstrous Duckling - The Sandpit Theatre

Monday 23rd October 2017
Join performance poet Joseph Coelho, winner of the 2015 Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award, as he unravels familiar fairytales to create fresh contemporary classics in an enchanting performance for young and old alike.

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Monday 23rd October 2017
A simple drop-in make and take craft activity to keep you busy!

Crafts in the Colonnade at Verulamium Museum

Tuesday 24th October 2017
A simple drop-in make and take craft activity to keep you busy!

Roman Paper Engineering at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 25th October 2017
Back by popular demand, another opportunity to work with illustrator and paper engineer John O’Leary to create wonderful Roman themed masterpieces!

Roman Paper Engineering at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 25th October 2017
In this drop-in session, help to co-create a giant work of three dimensional art!

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Wednesday 25th October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

The Big Draw 2017

Thursday 26th October 2017
Budding artists of all ages are invited to explore the Cathedral and create their very own masterpieces inspired by the theme of this year's Big Draw - Living Lines.

Museum Explorers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 26th October 2017
Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum.

Limitless Presents: Our House The Musical! - The Sandpit Theatre

Thursday 26th October 2017 - Saturday 28th October 2017
A musical featuring the songs of Madness.

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Thursday 26th October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Family Fridays - Puppets at Verulamium Museum

Friday 27th October 2017
Explore our collections with a drop-in craft and learning session.

Hansel & Gretel and You… Who? - The Sandpit Theatre

Friday 27th October 2017
Hansel and Gretel have been turned into oven gloves and don’t know what to do!

A History of Pubs and Brewing in St Albans at Verulamium Museum

Friday 27th October 2017
To celebrate Museums at Night, learn about the history of St Albans’ many pubs and inns with a talk by Curator David Thorold.

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Friday 27th October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Shadow Puppet Roman Myths and Legends at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 28th October 2017
Soak up the atmosphere of Verulamium Museum at dusk with special family-friendly puppet show performances as part of the national Museums at Night celebrations.

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Saturday 28th October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Oxjam St Albans Festival

Sunday 29th October 2017
Oxjam is the largest grassroots music festival in the UK.
On the 29th October, Oxjam will be coming to St Albans as a multi-venue festival featuring local musicians.

Chicken Run (U) - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 29th October 2017
They are prisoners-trapped behind barbed wire, fearing for their very lives and dreaming only of the outside world. Every escape attempt is thwarted, and the ringleader tossed into solitary to do hard time.But this is no ordinary prison...and these are no ordinary jailbirds.

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Monday 30th October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Tuesday 31st October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Tuesday 31st October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Haunted Harpenden Guided Walk

Tuesday 31st October 2017
An atmospheric walk in search of spooks, spectres and skeletons!

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Tuesday 31st October 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

A Night of Dirty Dancing – The Ultimate Tribute Show

Wednesday 1st November 2017 7.30pm
Be part of the magic as A Night of Dirty Dancing, heads out on its BIGGEST Tour yet – This Autumn 2017.

Come & Sing: Fauré's Requiem for Remembrance

Saturday 4th November 2017
An opportunity to learn Fauré’s Requiem in an afternoon, with the Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral, Andrew Lucas, for a performance at the Cathedral in the evening.

St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular

Saturday 4th November 2017
Come and enjoy a spectacular event full of fantastic fireworks, food and fun for the whole family! Taking place in Verulamium Park, this amazing public display was started over 25 years ago in order to reduce firework accidents at home. Over the years it has raised over £750,000 for local and national charities. This year’s nominated charities are Earthworks St Albans and Waverley Driving Group RDA as well as other charities supported by St Albans Cathedral.

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 8th November 2017
Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams.

Lunchtime Organ Recital

Wednesday 8th November 2017
Johan Hammarström, organist at Västerås Cathedral, Sweden, gives a lunchtime organ recital of Swedish organ music at St Albans Cathedral.
All are welcome; the recital will be around half an hour and admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Cathedral music funds.

Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Wednesday 8th November 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Street War Memorials Guided Walk (Short Walk)

Saturday 11th November 2017
The Great War changed lives forever. Men enlisted to fight for King and Country, many never returned. The Abbey Parish remembers its dead, not in a church, but the streets where they grew up. The Parish was not unique in its experience but the memorials are.

Organ Theatre Concert - Robert Wolfe

Saturday 11th November 2017
Theatre Organ Concert

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 12th November 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

Street War Memorials Guided Walk (Short Walk)

Sunday 12th November 2017
The Great War changed lives forever. Men enlisted to fight for King and Country, many never returned. The Abbey Parish remembers its dead, not in a church, but the streets where they grew up. The Parish was not unique in its experience but the memorials are.

Musical Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 12th November 2017
Enjoy a musical Sunday Afternoon listening to this fascinating collection of unique self-playing musical instruments.

Meet Tessa Wheeler at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 18th November 2017
Meet Tessa Wheeler at Verulamium Museum

Quiz Night in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care

Saturday 18th November 2017
Test your knowledge at the Rennie Grove quiz night!

St Albans Bach Choir

Saturday 18th November 2017
Brahms - Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem); Strauss - Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs)

Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Wednesday 22nd November 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

St Albans Christmas Market

Saturday 25th November to Saturday 23rd December 2017
German-style Christmas Market in St Albans selling high quality gifts and products. Browse beautiful handmade gifts while enjoying a mug of mulled wine in the Christmas atmosphere. The event will take place in and around the beautiful Vintry Garden adjacent to the magnificent 11th-century St Albans Cathedral.
Further information: visit our Christmas Market section and find out more about the products, entertainment, and how to be involved.

Mosaic workshop for adults at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 25th November 2017
Taking inspiration from the Roman mosaics, join in a workshop to create your own mosaic masterpiece to take away.

Dance Organ Day No. 5

Saturday 25th November 2017
Dance Organ Day No. 5

Christmas Tower Tours

Saturday 25th November 2017
Escorted by a Cathedral Guide you will be led up the great Norman Tower, which is the only English 11th century central Cathedral tower still in its original form.

St Albans International Organ Festival Organ Recital

Saturday 25th November 2017
Arvid Gast, Lubeck

The Ultimate Civic Disco present Ultimate 70's nightfever - Dance party

Saturday 25th November 2017
The Ultimate Civic Disco returns with the Ultimate 70's night fever Dance party in aid of the new museum and gallery in St Albans.

St Albans Christmas Lights Switch

Sunday 26th November 2017
Entertainment throughout the city to mark the official start of the Christmas shopping season.

Harpenden Christmas Carnival

Sunday 26th November 2017
A spectacular event in Harpenden High Street, encompassing a carnival procession, charity stalls, a Farmers Market, turning on of the Town's Christmas lights, fairground rides and festive shopping.

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture / 82 Portraits & 1 Still Life - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 26th November 2017
Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness. Featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Christmas Tower Tours

Wednesday 29th November 2017
Escorted by a Cathedral Guide you will be led up the great Norman Tower, which is the only English 11th century central Cathedral tower still in its original form.

Christmas Tower Tours

Saturday 2nd December 2017
Escorted by a Cathedral Guide you will be led up the great Norman Tower, which is the only English 11th century central Cathedral tower still in its original form.

Bach by Candlelight

Saturday 2nd December 2017
Join Mosaic Chamber Choir and Amadeus Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Andrew Lucas, the Cathedral’s Master of the Music, for an evening of seasonal music in the candle-lit Nave of the Cathedral.

Redbourn Christmas Market

Sunday 3rd December 2017
Experience the best of Redbourn at their annual winter festival. Visit the pretty historic village of Redbourn to celebrate authentic and quality local crafts, food and music. 70+ stalls overflowing with delicious food, beautiful crafts and gift ideas; seasonal music showcasing the best local talent; Yule raffle with lots of amazing prizes from local businesses, plus Santa Claus!

Santa in Love - The Sandpit Theatre

Sunday 3rd December 2017
A fun filled family musical complete with games, giggles and all your favourite Christmas songs.

Willow Foundation Carol Concert

Tuesday 5th December 2017
Held in the historic and beautiful St Albans’ Cathedral, the Willow Carol Concert is one of the most lovely and memorable of all Willow events and the perfect way to start the Christmas season. You will be treated to the spectacular voices of the Hertfordshire Chorus, as well as the opportunity to join in and sing some classic carols yourself.

Christmas Tower Tours

Wednesday 6th December 2017
Escorted by a Cathedral Guide you will be led up the great Norman Tower, which is the only English 11th century central Cathedral tower still in its original form.

St Albans Bach Choir Christmas Carols

Saturday 9th December 2017
Two concerts of Christmas music performed by the St Albans Bach Choir and Alberti Brass

St Albans Farmers Market

Sunday 12th December 2017
Expect to find local specialities, mouth watering cheeses, seasonal fruit and vegetables, fresh herbs, top quality meat and game, dairy produce, freshly baked cakes & bread and hand crafted goods. Plus entertainment and refreshments.

Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls Guided Walk

Wednesday 13th December 2017
As we explore haunted St Albans, we will visit many places that are noted for some strange events. Stories of the well known phantoms of the town will be related by the guide. During this walk you may wonder if we are on our own - who knows!

Christmas Charity Concert - The Sandpit Theatre

Thursday 14th December 2017
West End stars and local talent are coming together this Christmas in festive spirit, to raise money for Home Start Herts, a wonderful charity that supports families with young children in a multitude of difficult situations.

A Christmas Carol - The Sandpit Theatre

Saturday 16th December 2017
With the help of a large 60cm tall pop up book and lots of humbugs, this very entertaining version of the Dicken’s classic tale takes the audience back to Victorian England using mime, voice and a couple of suitcases loaded full of ghosts!

The Hospice of St Francis Christmas Carol Concert

Sunday 17th December 2017
Enjoy an afternoon of festive carols and Christmas readings in aid of The Hospice of St Francis. Set within the stunning Cathedral this is the perfect opportunity to bring family and friends together at this special time of year to support an important local cause.

St Albans Mummers

Tuesday 26th December 2017 (Boxing Day)

For over 40 years the St Albans Mummers have performed their unique adaptation of George & The Dragon on Boxing Day in various locations in the City Centre.

Historic St Albans Guided Walk

Monday 1st January 2018
St Albans, the unheralded jewel of Hertfordshire, a 1000 year old city at the heart of English History. Tour well known and lesser known sites of the City - hear about revolting peasants, martyrs, heretics, monasteries and monks.

New Year's Day Celebration Concert

Monday 1st January 2018
St Albans Symphony Orchestra
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