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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.

Visitors will enjoy browsing the high quality produce on offer in up to 60 traditional wooden chalets outside the Cathedral and in 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.  

Entertainers, twinkly lights and plenty of Christmas cheer will add to the festive atmosphere – and don’t miss Carols on the Hour, on the hour, every hour from 11.00 to 16.00 on the last Saturday before Christmas in St Albans Cathedral.

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.  

Come and visit St Albans this festive season, and rediscover Christmas.
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Location

St Albans Christmas Market takes place outside St Albans Cathedral, accessed on foot via Waxhouse Gate (from High Street) or Sumpter Yard (from Holywell Hill). Click here to see a location map. There is no vehicle access (see further down the page for information on transport)


Dates and opening times

Open daily Thursday 26th November – Sunday 20th December inclusive.



Travel

Getting to the market
Help reduce congestion by travelling sustainably. Find out about all the ways of travelling to St Albans here.

It's easy to get to St Albans. 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. See our Travel and Maps section for details.

Car parking
Parking is available at city centre car parks marked on the Christmas Market map, and also at the St Albans City Station car parks accessed from the junction of Station Way and Victoria Street. We recommend you go to the Drovers Way or Russell Avenue Car Parks.



Accommodation

The Where to Stay section of this website gives details of all the hotels, historic inns and guest houses around St Albans along with photos and ratings.


Tourist Information Centre

Located in Market Place, our Tourist & Information Centre can help you find a place to stay and recommend some must-see sights for you to enjoy while you're in St Albans.

Telephone us: +44 (0)1727 864511

Write to us:
St Albans Tourist and Information Centre
Market Place
St Albans
AL3 5DJ

Email us: tic@stalbans.gov.uk


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