Information for groups

Bringing groups to St Albans is easy due to our excellent transport links and coach parking facilities. Find out more here, and get in touch with any specific queries or to book coach parking.

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Coach parking arrangements

Outside Inns logoCoach parking for St Albans Christmas Market is FREE in 2017. See booking form below. 

Please note that coach parking must be pre-booked
- coaches will not be allowed access to the parking area unless they have booked at least 1 day in advance. If you cannot give advance notice, there are some coach parking spaces in the city, but these cannot be guaranteed.

In addition, there’s a £5 food voucher available to either the coach driver or Group Travel Organiser. This is redeemable either at the Christmas Market itself or at the coach parking location to groups who book before 11th November 2017. Plus, visitors arriving as part of a group visit will each receive a voucher for money off a drink at the festive Christmas Market Bar!


St Albans at Christmas itinerary

The perfect city destination for groups looking for an alternative, more boutique-style, European Christmas Market.

Explore the most picturesque area of the city with a fascinating Historic St Albans - A City Revealed tour, taking in the medieval Clock Tower, Tudor buildings, and the ancient marketplace, before heading to the Christmas Market to enjoy a glass of gluhwein.

You could also include a festive tour of the city’s iconic Cathedral with the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ tour. Taking inspiration from the traditional song, the tour explores this magnificent building at Christmas, revealing quirky and little known festive facts along the way. Pre-tour refreshments when you arrive in St Albans can be booked at the Abbot’s Kitchen, located at the Cathedral.

Available: Throughout the Christmas Market opening dates - 25th No to 23rd Dec. The ‘Twelve Days of Christmas Tour’ is available at 11:30am on selected days throughout December.
Duration: Half day or full day
Points to note: due to the historic nature of the area, some pavements are uneven, particularly the area around Vintry Garden. The Market is extremely busy at weekends, and so we advise you to bring groups on weekdays for a more relaxed visit. The Charter Market, with up to 150 stalls, takes place each Wednesday and Saturday, and offers a vast range of non-Christmassy goods.
Key dates: Carols on the Hour takes place at St Albans Cathedral on 16th December 2017.

More details and prices are on page 4 of the booking form below. 

There are also other group tour options, if you would like to explore our ancient city and discover more about its history.


Booking form

Please complete the Christmas Market coach booking form online. If you have any technical difficulties accessing the form, please contact  jenny.swatton@stalbans.gov.uk


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Accommodation

St Albans has a wide range of quality hotels and guest houses to suit every budget. You can find out more in our where to stay section.


We look forward to welcoming you to St Albans Christmas Market!