Information for visitors

For the first time this year, the St Albans Christmas Market is being hosted within Meraki Christmas Festival, so not only will you be able to shop for unique hand-made goods from picturesque wooden chalets, you’ll also be able to enjoy all the fun of a winter wonderland with rides, a spectacular virtual reality Santa’s grotto experience, Christmas movies, skating, an ice bar and much, much more.

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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.

Dates and opening times

Friday 30th November to Saturday 22nd December

Mondays: CLOSED
Tuesday 11:30am – 10pm
Wednesday 11am – 10pm
Thursday to Saturday 10am-11pm
Sunday 10am – 8pm

More information

For the first time this year, the St Albans Christmas Market is being hosted within Meraki Christmas Festival, so not only will you be able to shop for unique hand-made goods from picturesque wooden chalets, you’ll also be able to enjoy all the fun of a winter wonderland with rides, a spectacular virtual reality Santa’s grotto experience, Christmas movies, skating, an ice bar and much, much more

Visit www.merakichristmas.com for more information.


Getting to the market

Location
Meraki Christmas Festival is located at the bottom of Holywell Hill, adjacent to Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre (AL1 2DL).

Travel
The site is a 5 minute walk from St Albans Abbey railway station and a 25 minute walk from St Albans City railway station. THERE IS NO CAR PARKING AT THE SITE.

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.

There are various City Centre car parks within a 15 minute walk of the Meraki Christmas Festival. These are likely to be very busy during the festive shopping period.
- Drover's Way/Russell Avenue
- Civic Centre car park on Bricket Road
- The Maltings
- Christopher Place



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.


Visitor Information Points

Main information point:
St Albans Museum + Gallery (open 10am-5pm Mon-Sat and 12pm-5pm Sun)
Market Place, St Peter's Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ
Tel: 01727 864511
Email: vic@stalbans.gov.uk

Other information points:
Verulamium Museum (open 10am-5:30pm Mon-Sat and 2pm-5:30pm Sun)
St Michael's Street, St Albans AL3 4SW


St Albans Cathedral (open daily)
Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL1 1BY