24 Oct What’s On in Hertfordshire This November?
Christmas decorations have started appearing in all of the high-street shops, which can only mean one thing…Christmas is almost here!
St Albans Cathedral Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday 2nd November – 7:30pm until 9:00pm
A spectacular event full of fantastic fireworks, food and fun for the whole family! This year’s fireworks display will be accompanied by a soundtrack which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing, with space themed music and audio clips from the moon landing footage. The theme ties in with the Cathedral’s Space Voyage programme throughout October half term.
The display is produced by double winners of the British Fireworks Championships, Fantastic Fireworks.
The Food Village includes street food outlets, burgers and hot dogs. The bars will be supplying beers brewed by Tring Brewery along with mulled wine, cider and gin. The Abbot’s Kitchen at the Cathedral will be open until 10pm, serving hot food and drinks.
This amazing public display was started over 25 years ago in order to reduce firework accidents at home. It has raised over £750,000 for local and national charities. This year’s nominated charities are The Hospice of St. Francis a charity we work closely with and Youth Talk.
You can also purchase tickets on the night. For ticket information, please visit here: https://www.stalbanscathedral.org/Event/fireworks-spectacular-2019
Hertford Christmas Gala
Friday 22nd November – 3:30pm until 8:00pm
The streets will be filled with Christmas market stalls, children will be able to meet Santa in his grotto, reindeers can be stroked, and visitors even get a chance to hold a friendly barn owl.
Street entertainers including Olaf from Frozen and Mickey and Minnie Mouse will roam around the town, there will be fairground rides and singers, performers and bands will perform live on stage.
Visitors are welcome to dress up in nativity costume and have a free photograph taken whilst inside the nativity stable provided by The Hertford Baptist Church.
The Mayor of Hertford, Cllr Rosemary Bolton, accompanied by Santa, will switch the Christmas tree lights on in Salisbury Square at 6.30pm.
The performance stage line up located at Salisbury Square is as follows:
4.30pm – 5.25pm – Simon Balle Big Band
5:35pm – 5.55pm – Make Believe
6pm – 6.20pm – Stage Coach Hertford
6.20pm – 6.30pm – Winning Windows Prize Presentation
6.30pm – 6.35pm – Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
6.35pm – 7.20pm – All That Soul
7.25pm – 8pm – Somewhere 2 Sing
Winter Market at Aubrey Park Hotel
Saturday 30th November – 10:00am until 4:00pm
With quality stalls selling a variety of gifts and local produce from handmade toys, accessories and skincare to treats for your pets and stunning local art. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone.
If shopping local and for a good cause isn’t enough, we will also be offering lots more on the day;
Winter Hamper Raffle
Le Quench Coffee Van
Hospice Craft Group
Donated Art Work
Entry to the market is £2, all proceeds will go towards supporting our special hospice care which helps more people to live their precious lives well.