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What’s On in Hertfordshire This December?

We are officially allowed to start talking about Christmas. Read on to find out what’s happening across Hertfordshire this Christmas.

Sunday 1st December – 11:00am until 5:00pm

On the 1st of December, you can visit the pretty and historic village of Redbourn and experience our annual winter festival, as we come together to celebrate authentic and quality local produce. This year there will be 100+ stalls overflowing with delicious food, beautiful crafts and gift ideas, including plenty of activities to keep the children entertained.

Throughout the day, there will be a showcase which will help promote the best local music talents, playing your favourite carols and festive tunes. The Christmas lights in Cumberland Garden will be switched on and there will also be a yule raffle with lots of amazing prizes from local businesses,  including a luxury John Lewis hamper worth £250.oo! Last but not least, there will be an opportunity to visit Santa himself with his elves in his grotto, where every child will receive a gift and chocolate.

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Sunday 8th December – Tuesday 24th December – 10:00am until 5:00pm

This year, Shepreth Wildlife Park return with their Santa’s Grotto. The experience includes a personal greeting from Santa, Christmas gift and entrance into the wildlife park. All proceeds are in aid of the SWCC Hedgehog Hospital.

Ticket prices are £6 per child when accompanied by a full paying adult and £10.50 per adult. 

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Santa Claus And The Night Before Christmas

Tuesday 3rd December

It’s Christmas Eve and whilst most children are hanging up their stockings, there are a few boys and girls who are not! They don’t believe in Santa and, with Christmas morning fast approaching, cheeky elves Charlie and Kara must help Santa prove that he is indeed real! With magic tricks, songs and stories, can they make them believe before it’s time to board Santa’s sleigh and deliver the presents?

A truly unforgettable experience which includes bubbles and the magical moment when snowflakes fall over the audience, this interactive show is a must-see over the festive season.

As an added Christmas treat, all of the good boys and girls in the audience will meet Santa after the show and receive a special present of their own.

Additional Information:

Please visit our website for specific performance times.

Recommended for children aged 2 – 7 years, but all ages welcome.

Running time: Approximately 45-minute performance without an interval, followed by a meet-and-greet with Santa. Please allow at least an hour for the entire Santa Claus and the Night Before Christmas experience.
Doors to the venue for early morning performances will open approximately 1 hour ahead of showtime.

Please note this production is designed to be an introduction-to-theatre for young children and to provide an alternative to a Christmas pantomime. It is hosted in The Forum, within a relaxed environment. Seating for this event is unallocated.

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Mill Mead Christmas Fair

Sunday 8th December 1:00pm until 3:00pm

Mill Mead Primary School, Port Vale in Hertford are holding their annual Christmas Fair on Sunday 8th December from 1pm until 3pm. There will be lots of activities and stalls to keep the children entertained, including Santa’s Grotto, face painting, craft activities and a festive Scavenger Hunt!
Let’s not forget the Mums and Dads! Enjoy a mulled wine and mince pie as you browse a fantastic range of stalls run by local artisans and businesses, providing great ideas for Christmas gifts. Once again we have locally grown Christmas trees for sale and the return of the popular Christmas Craft Beer Bottle Shop, making it even easier to complete your Christmas shopping for those difficult Dads!
Entry to the fair is £1 for adults and free for children.


Fawlty Towers Christmas Comedy Dinner Show

Thursday 12th December –  7:00pm until 10:30pm

It’s Christmas at Fawlty Towers, but Basil’s finding it a challenge to get into the Christmas spirit: He booked a father Christmas who hasn’t turned up (and Manuel is a very poor substitute); there’s rat poison on the turkey so he has to turn to a local chef for help (while keeping the health inspector at bay); he still hasn’t hung the decorations despite promising Sybil it would be done before dinner; and to make things worse, there’s a German Christmas Market taking place next door. As long as no one mentions the war, surely everything will go smoothly…?
Tickets are £40.00pp and includes a 3-Course Christmas Lunch