St Albans Christmas Market is being extended due to popular demand and will run for four weeks right up until 23 December - the Saturday before Christmas.
The market is set to start on Saturday 25 November, followed by a spectacular launch party on Sunday 26 November to coincide with the Christmas Lights Switch-on.
Chalet-style stalls located in the picturesque Vintry Garden next to St Albans Cathedral will sell festive gifts, stocking-fillers, decorations and treats.
Visitors will be able to feast on food and drink, including mulled wine, hot mince pies, Bratwurst sausages and speciality beer. They will also be treated to a range of entertainment and have the opportunity to visit Santa’s Grotto.
Last year the market attracted the largest number of visitors ever - 118,000 people across the 25 days it was open. This was up 15% on the 103,000 who visited the market the previous year.
As in previous years, the market ended on the last Sunday before Christmas Eve with a week left to go before Christmas Day.
Following feedback from visitors, it has been decided to run the market right up to the last Saturday before Christmas that is over a longer period of 29 days. The new dates are subject to planning approval.