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Information for stallholders

The 2016 Christmas Market has now finished. If you would like to apply for a stall at the 2017 St Albans Christmas Market, find out more here.

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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?

St Albans would like to extend a very warm welcome to its Christmas Market, which promises to be a magical and unforgettable experience.

The event will take place around the magnificent 11th-century St Albans Cathedral and in the beautiful Vintry Garden - a walled garden adjacent to the Cathedral.

Visitors will enjoy browsing the high quality produce on offer in up to 60 traditional wooden chalets circling the Cathedral and into the Vintry Garden. The pretty Cathedral quarter sits right at the centre of a triangle of St Albans 'oldest' treasures: the only working Medieval Clock Tower; the oldest Public School in the country; and, for visitors to the market who fancy a pint of real ale, the oldest pub in the UK, The Fighting Cocks, just at the foot of the Abbey Orchard, a stone's throw from the Cathedral.

Carols on the hour every hour will add to the festive atmosphere, as will snow, entertainers, twinkly lights and plenty of Christmas cheer!

It's easy to get here too. We're just 22 minutes from London St Pancras, a short hop off the M1 and M25 motorways, within easy reach of London Luton and Heathrow airports.


Market dates

Late November to mid-December. Exact dates to be confirmed.


Chalets

Prices will be confirmed ishortly. Chalet sizes and details are given below:

Standard 'barn door' chalet (3m x 1.5m) with 2 opening doors and a 0.9m veranda to the front

Standard 'counter top' chalet (3m x 1.5m) with 2 hatches and counters at the front and a 0.9m veranda to the front

Large 'catering' chalet (4.5m x 2m) with 2 wide hatches, 2 counters and a door on the side

Small 'barn door' chalet (2.5m x 1.5m) for locally based companies. Please contact us for details. This style of chalet has no veranda.

N.B. NO VAT IS PAYABLE ON CHALET HIRE

Payments are due in full by the time of your intended arrival on the market. Please note that if you are intending to pay by cheque you should allow sufficient time for funds to clear before this date.


Selection

The exhibitors will be hand picked by strict selection criteria to ensure the highest possible standards in terms of merchandise sold and presentation of chalet. No discussion will be entered into as to why one exhibitor is accepted and another refused.

All products offered for sale should be of a unique nature and not readily available in high street shops. Handmade, traditional and low volume produced goods are preferred, and exhibitors should also consider:

- Retail mix ensuring a good selection of items
- Quality/safety of all items must be of a high standard and meet manufacturing guidelines
- Pricing to offer a range of products for all budgets
- Customer appeal offering a range of products which appeal to all ages and genders
- Uniqueness of products will score very highly

Exhibitors will not be able to select the position of their chalets and applications will not be accepted on the condition of an exhibitor being allocated a particular spot.


Application pack

The application pack will be added in early 2017. If you would like to register your interest in the meantime, please contact us using the details below.


Contact

If you would like to apply for a stall, or check the progress of an application you have submitted, please contact us:

Email: stalbanschristmasmarket@stalbans.gov.uk