The Christmas lights of St Albans are switched on!


Xmas-PosterIt’s official, the Christmas lights of St Albans are switched on! Entertainment and fun started yesterday at noon.By the afternoon, the town centre was filled with hundreds of happy little faces who were all set for the countdown with Santa, Elvis Schmelvis, Sarah-Jane Honeywell and The Little Mermaid Pantomine Stars. At exactly 5.30pm the canon went off shooting glitter into the sky and the lovely lights of St Albans were switched on. This officially starts the shopping season!

Another event worth attending this Christmas, is the Festival of the Trees (05-06 December 2009), organised by The Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.This is a new event and hopes to be a major fundraiser.It will be held in the Town Hall and 50 decorated trees will be on display. Each tree is exhibited by a charity or group.  Children can vote for their favourite tree (the People’s Tree Award). Entertainment will be laid on all weekend and the money raised will go towards the trust’s work. Entry for the weekend is £2.
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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