Lots of opportunities for Christmas shopping this year. Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas at the Maltings Shopping Centre
. There'll be carols, a live nativity, Snow Cats and Ice Elf among other entertainments throughout December. See their website for more details.
The St Albans Christmas Market
returns to the Vintry Garden for a third year. There'll be live music, food and drink while you shop amongst the sheds. Open from 26 Nov - 20 Dec daily.
Childwickbury Arts are holding their own Christmas market
with a difference on 28-29 Nov. Taking place in the charming Victorian stable block, it’s a unique setting for a market. There will be original pieces of art, ceramics and gifts available direct from the artists as well as hot food, hot drinks, free admission and plenty of free parking.
Redbourn has its own Christmas Market
this year on 29 Nov (11am-5pm). With 70+ stalls, festive music, hot food, a Yule raffle and a visit from the Big Man himself.
Not to be left out of the craze for Christmas markets, Watford High Street will also host a traditional German Christmas market
for the first time this year. Enjoy seasonal treats and wares, German sausages, toys, mulled wine, German beer, stollen and more. 20 Nov – 3 Jan daily.
Further afield you can try the traditional Stockwood Christmas Fayre
at Stockwood Discovery Centre on 5-6 Dec (11am-4pm). Enjoy craft activities, make reindeer food, decorate gingerbread. With live music, gift and craft stalls and Santa on his sleigh. Entry - £2 adults, £5 children.