Lots to enjoy in St Albans this weekend

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This is one of those Christmassy weekends where we are spoilt for choice in St Albans. If you are over 12, have  energy and desire to support Grove House, join the 5K Jingle Bell Jog this Sunday 12th December. It starts at 11am by the Alban Arena. The £15 entry fee includes a Santa suit! www.jinglebelljog.co.uk or 01727 731 002 for more information.

For littlies, there is the 1.5K Reindeer Run (run, walk or toddle!) It starts just before the Jingle Bell Jog, at 11am by the Alban Arena. Entry £7.50 and includes Reindeer Ears!  Visit www.jinglebelljog.co.uk or tel 01727  731002

If you are in the mood for carols, head to the St Albans Cathedral for the annual Family Carol Concert (St Albans Bach Choir) at 3pm this Saturday 11 December. Adults £5 and children £1.   Arrive early to ensure a seat!

Later that day, there is the Carol Concert (St Albans Bach Choir), again with the talented Andrew Lucas as conductor. Tickets at door £10 (or £5 conc). www.stalbansbachchoir.org.uk

There is another Christmas Musical Treat to enjoy this Sunday. The St Albans Choral Society will sing choruses from Handel’s Messiah, seasonal readings and they will be joined by the Maple Primary School Choir. This takes place at the Marlborough Road Methodist Church, St Albans at 7pm on Sun 12th Dec. Tickets £12  adults, £1 children. Phone SASC ticketline 07884 231958 or obtain tickets at www.allaboutstalbans.com

Peter Pan Pantomime in the Alban Arena will perform its first show this Friday 10th December. Larry Lamb  from Eastenders and Katy Ashworth from Cbeebies are amongst the cast. The Pantomime continues until 2nd January 2011. Tickets range between £15 – £20.                                                      See www.alban-arena.co.uk or tel 01727 844488

More updates to come soon on this website.Feel free to comment or let us know about more events.

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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