St Albans Christmas Market

Thursday 26th November to Sunday 20th December 2015

St Albans knows a thing or two about markets, having one of the oldest regular markets in the UK, dating back to the 9th century. So what better City to hold a European-style Christmas Market? This year's market runs from Thursday 26th November to Sunday 20th December 2015. Opening times are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 11am to 6pm, Thursday 11am - 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 6pm.

St Albans would like to extend a very warm welcome to visitors of its Christmas Market, a magical and unforgettable experience.

Christmas Market launch event

Thursday 26th November On Thursday 26th November, the opening day of the Christmas Market, there will be an opening celebration for all the family. Join us and get in the festive spirit with live music and street entertainment in the Vintry Garden, including three special appearances by Bjorn the polar bear.

List of Exhibitors

We've done our best to find a fantastic selection of traders bringing you the best of British-made and international wares.

We focussed on the quirky, the handmade, the unique and individual - something for everyone on your list, from pocket-money toys and stocking fillers to beautiful statement pieces for your home.

Information for visitors

After 1,000 years of a regular market, St Albans now has a Christmas one with up to 60 stalls. The event takes place in and around the beautiful Vintry Garden – a walled garden adjacent to the magnificent 11th-century St Albans Cathedral.

The Christmas Market Launch Party takes place on Thursday 26th November, with the fantastic Bjorn the Bear back by incredibly popular demand!

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.

Information for stallholders

If you would like to apply for a stall at the St Albans Christmas Market, find out more and get the application forms here.

Entertainment and Activities

There will be live acoustic and acapella music slots regularly throughout the market, showcasing the talent of indie musicians from around the region and adding some Christmassy magic. The popular ‘Carols on the Hour' will take place at the Cathedral on the last Saturday of the market - Saturday 19th December. The choristers will delight visitors with a selection of popular carols every hour throughout the day, offering a welcome break from shopping, and a treat for music-lovers.
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