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What’s On in Hertfordshire This December?

Christmas lights have been switched on, the trees are starting to go up and present buying has begun! It’s that time of year again, so if you’re planning some festive activities for the season, here are Aubrey Park’s top things to do this December in Hertfordshire.

Waddesdon Manor’s Christmas Carnival

On from the 10th November until 2nd January 2019, every Wednesday to Sunday.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a festive day out at Waddesdon Manor’s biggest ever Christmas fair. Enjoy amazing 3d light projections after walking through the tunnel of light; these beautiful animations will be projected onto the Guildhall School walls from dusk. Also on display will be the aviary garden light trail, with trees lit up in a rainbow of colours.

Their Christmas fair will run until the 16th December, featuring 80 hand-picked exhibitors all housed in wooden chalets. Let’s not forget about the food – whether you go for a Christmas lunch in the Manor, a seasonal hot pot in their winter wigwam or a snack at Stables Cafe you’re sure to be delighted.

Click here to learn more.

Skate Van Hage

Thursday 15th November to Monday 7th January.

Van Hage’s real ice rink is back for another year! Experience the magic of ice skating at Van Hage, Great Amwell this Christmas. Come and enjoy the atmosphere in their fully heated marquee and grab a hot chocolate from their Ice Cafe.

Click here to learn more and purchase your tickets. 


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Willow’s Activity Farm Santa Spectacular

21st November – 24th December

Enjoy a day out at Willow’s Activity Farm and explore their Santa Spectacular. Meet Santa in his grotto, visit his toy shop, say hello to his reindeer and decorate your own gingerbread! It’s an inclusive day of festive fun for all the family, with each child receiving a grotto token that can be used at any time of day to meet Santa.

Click here to learn more and buy your tickets. 


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Meraki Christmas Festival, St Albans

Friday 30th November to Saturday 22nd December

For the first time this year, St Albans Christmas Market will be hosted within Meraki Christmas Festival! Shop for handmade goods in picturesque wooden chalets, enjoy a virtual reality Santa’s grotto, Christmas movies, skating and an ice bar. The market will be open 6 days a week, and is closed on Mondays.

Click here to learn more. 

Santa Dash – Hemel Hempstead

Sunday 9th December, 10am by the Hospice of St Francis

Set to be bigger and better than ever, the fabulously festive Santa Dash will see hundreds of Santas descending on Hemel town center to run, jog or walk the distance of 2.5 miles. Jingle Dogs Welcome!

Click here to learn more and book your place. 


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Polar Bear Plunge St Albans

Tuesday 1st January 2019

A fun family event taking place on New Year’s Day, sign up for an icy dip in St Alban’s Diving Club’s outdoor pool and earn your polar bear medal. With plenty of hot chocolate and cakes, the event promises to start your year off with a splash.

Click here to learn more and buy your tickets.