Eight good reasons to get out and about in St. Albans this Christmas


Town-Centre-smWe all know that Christmas is a magical time of year, everyone is more relaxed and full of good cheer. Well there are lots of things to see and do in St. Albans, so there’s no excuse not to get out and enjoy a bit of stalbanslife!

1) Wednesday 9th December 8pm

St Albans Ghost Walk, meet outside the Town Hall.
Tel; 01727 864511 (tickets £3 per adult, half price for children)

2) Saturday 12th December 3pm

Annual Family Carol Concert in St Albans Cathedral (St Albans Bach Choir and Alberti Brass). Tickets £10 per adult or £5 concession, sold at door. Highly recommendable!
Tel; 01727 890 256 or www.stalbansbachchoir.org.uk/concerts

3) Saturday 12th December (daily until 3rd January 10)

Family Pantomine ‘The Little Mermaid’ at the Alban Arena. Civic Centre.
Tel; 01727 844488 or www.albanarena.co.uk

4) Monday 14th December, 4pm

Mayor’s Carol Concert outside the Alban Arena and refreshments afterwards in the Council Chamber. A fun evening for the community! Tel; 01727 819544

5) Wednesday 16th – Sunday 27th December, various times

‘Treasure Island’ performed at the Abbey Theatre, St Albans. Very good value for money!
Tel; 01727 857861 Tickets £5 – £9.50 or www.abbeytheatre2.org.uk

6) Saturday 19th December, 11am – 4pm

Carols performed every hour at St Albans Abbey Cathedral; 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. Free and festive, this is worth attending.
Tel; 01727 890256

7) Saturday 19th – 23rd December, 2pm every day

Family Christmas Show ‘Giraffes Cant Dance’ by the Blunderbus Theatre Company at Trestle Arts Theatre Base, Russet Drive, St Albans. Lovely setting and affordable fun.
Tel; 01727 850950 Tickets £8 per adult, Concs £6, Family £25

8) Monday 28th December, 11am

St Albans City Walks ‘Historic St Albans’ covers 1200 years of people, buildings and events in the city. Meet outside the Old Town Hall, Market Place, St Albans. Not to be missed! Tel; 01727 864511 Tickets £1 -£3 www.stalbanstourguides.co.uk

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Maria Larmer lives in St Albans and is married with four children. She works as a Freelance Writer, English Language Teacher and Teaching Assistant. She has lived in Auckland, New Zealand for 9 years and prior to that in France, Germany, Austria, Edinburgh, London and Ireland. Her diary-writing has featured on 'The Wild Geese' Channel 4 and Radio Verulam. She has written for Hertfordshire Life magazine, Go Camping magazine, Camping magazine, The Catholic Times, St Albans & Harpenden Review, New Zealand Times, The New Beacon, My Weekly and various websites. She can be contacted on maria.larmer@ntlworld.com