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Christmas Highlights in St Albans

Christmas Highlights in St Albans

The Jingle Bell Jog & Reindeer Run returns to St Albans for its 9th year on Sun 4 Dec, starting at Waterend Barn, St Peter's Street. You can choose between a 1.5km Reindeer Run or a more challenging 5k Jingle Bell Jog. Run, walk, dance or even toddle your way around the streets of St Albans.

Santa Spectacular from 23 Nov - 24 Dec at Willows Activity Farm has plenty of festive fun for families. Alongside a magical grotto, elves workshops, real life reindeer, a toy shop and a visit to Santa, children can learn their elf-a-bet, enjoy a 3D sleigh ride film experience, meet Mischka, the Alaskan Malamute and much more. Save up to 25% by booking online.


Willows Activity Farm
Christmas Pantos and Family Shows

Christmas Pantos and Family Shows

Whether you like a traditional panto or something a little different, there's plenty to choose from locally: 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (8 Dec - 8 Jan, Alban Arena) - Don't miss this year's fun-filled pantomime starring Rita Simons (EastEnders) and St Albans legend Bob Golding.  
Cinderella (10 - 22 Dec, Harpenden Public Halls) - X Factor's Honey Fine and CITV's Luke Roberts star
Dick Whittington (17 Dec - 4 Jan, Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City)
Jack and the Beanstalk (10 Dec - 3 Jan, Radlett Centre).

Featured St Albans Businesses

Welcome to all the local businesses below who are now proudly listed on allaboutstalbans.

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  • Pro Smart Herts

    Pressure Cleaning

    We are a small family run business aiming to provide a quality and reliable service cleaning windows and conservatories We also clean UPVC gutters and facias Read more...

  • Drama Llamas

    Drama Schools

    Action packed storytelling drama where children learn without even knowing it Drama Llamas runs classes parties and sessions for nursery schools and children centres The children Read more...

  • The Salon St Albans

    Beauty Salons

    Welcome to The Salon St Albans where we create hair and beauty experiences which accentuate our clients intrinsic beauty and enhance their personal style Whether you Read more...

  • Olive Tree Gardens

    Garden Services

    We are local friendly gardeners with years of experience creating and maintaining high quality domestic and commercial gardens We pride ourselves on attention to detail and Read more...

  • Dream Team Movers

    Removals - Business & Industrial

    Dream Team Movers are a St Albans based removals company We have helped many people move in Hertfordshire and across London and the rest of the Read more...

  • Galvin At Centurion


    Galvin at Centurion is the latest restaurant from Michelin starred London chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin located at the impressive Centurion Club in St Albans Read more...

  • Redalert PT Ltd

    Diet, Slimming and Weightloss


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Polar Bear Plunge 2017

Polar Bear Plunge 2017

On 1 January 2016, the Sub Aqua Club pool on Cottonmill Lane was the venue for the inaugural St Albans Polar Bear Plunge. This was a chance for brave people to plunge into the icy water of this outdoor, unheated pool in aid of charity. The event attracted 151 plucky plungers ranging from 5 to 66 years in age and well over 150 spectators to cheer them on.

The event raised £5,093.28 and the organisers hope that in 2017 the second plunge will raise even more for Earthworks St Albans and Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Food, hot drinks, postcards, musical entertainment, raffle, a bar, and glitter tattoos (waterproof of course) guarantee a bustling event for a unique start to your New Year.  All plucky plungers receive a warming hot chocolate, a medal and huge rounds of applause and cheers.


What's on this December

What's on this December

Thu 1 Dec - Henning Wehn, 8:00 PM, Alban Arena
Thu 1 Dec - Bridget Jones's Baby (15), 2:00 PM, The Odyssey
Sat 3 Dec - Sounds Of The Glenn Miller Era, 7:30 PM, Radlett Centre
Sat 3 Dec - Nocturnal Animals (15), 7:00 PM, The Odyssey
Sat 3 Dec - Trolls (U), 2:00 PM, The Odyssey
Sun 4 Dec - Mark Maier, 7:30 PM, Radlett Centre
Mon 5 Dec - The Girl On The Train (15), 12:30 PM, The Odyssey
Wed 7 Dec - Hunt For The Wilderpeople (12A), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey
7 Dec - 2 Jan: We're Going On A Bear Hunt, 10:00 AM, Arts Depot
8 - 9 Dec: Mimi and the Mountain Dragon, various times, Trestle Arts Base
Thu 8 Dec - 8 Jan: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, 7:00 PM, Alban Arena
Thu 8 Dec - Doctor Strange (12A), 2:00 PM, The Odyssey
Sat 10 Dec - Paddington (2014) (Pg), 2:00 PM, The Odyssey
Sun 11 Dec - The Light Between Oceans (12A), 5:00 PM, The Odyssey
Wed 14 Dec - The Accountant (15), 2:00 PM, The Odyssey
Fri 16 Dec - Die Hard (1988) (15), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey
Sat 17 Dec - Arrival (12A), 7:00 PM, The Odyssey
Sat 17 Dec - Gremlins (1984) (12A), 2:00 PM, The Odyssey
Sun 18 Dec - Love Actually (15), 5:00 PM, The Odyssey
Sun 18 Dec - Ethel & Ernest (Pg), 1:00 PM, The Odyssey
Tue 20 Dec - A Streetcat Named Bob (12A), 2:00 PM, The Odyssey
Wed 21 Dec - Home Alone (1990) (Pg), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey
Wed 21 Dec - Polar Express (U), 11:00 AM, The Odyssey
Thu 22 Dec - It's A Wonderful Life (U), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey
Thu 22 Dec - Elf (Pg), 3:00 PM, The Odyssey
Thu 22 Dec - Arthur Christmas (U), 11:00 AM, The Odyssey
Sat 26 Nov - May Contain Food, 8:30 PM, Arts Depot
Tue 27 Dec - Mum's List (12A), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey
Tue 27 Dec - Fantastic Beasts (12A), 2:00 PM, The Odyssey
Wed 28 Dec - Frozen Singalong (Pg), 11:00 AM, The Odyssey
Thu 29 Dec - Allied (15), 7:30 PM, The Odyssey
Thu 29 Dec - Oliver! (1968) (U), 3:00 PM, The Odyssey

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