December 2012


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This month:

Win lunch at Lussmanns

Win a gift voucher

Write a review before 27 December and we'll enter you into our prize draw for £30 in vouchers from the award- winning Lussmanns Fish & Grill in Heritage Close. Described by Giles Coren as 'everything a modern local restaurant should be' and voted St Albans Restaurant of the Year 2010 & 2012, this popular eatery has recently won the Independent Restaurant category of the national RSPCA Good Business Awards for a second year and been awarded SRA Three Star Sustainability Champion status. Enter the competition

Enter our free prize draw

Christmas events
There's still time to enter our free prize draw to win a place on one of Kendall's popular Christmas floristry courses running throughout December. Enter online now!

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Gosling Ice

Ice Skating
Enjoy outdoor skating at  Gosling Ice in Welwyn Garden City from now until 6 Jan. Parent & toddler, 50+ sessions and parties available. Book online.

Jingle Bell Jog

Jingle Bell Jog Join hundreds of santas and reindeer raising money for Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice in this festive, fun event. Choose from the 5k Jingle Bell Jog (age 10+, entry £15 inc. santa suit) or the reindeer run (all ages £7.50 inc. reindeer ears, flashing nose & medal). Details.


What's on in December

What's on this December

Visit Willows Farm Village's Santa's Spectacular Grotto, see Aladdin (Arena), The Witches (Abbey Theatre), Dick Whittington (Harpenden Halls), Mother Goose (Watford Palace Theatre), Beauty and the Beast (Radlett Centre) and The Nightingale (Trestle Arts Base). Hear some beautiful Christmas music from Hertfordshire Philharmonia (8 Dec), St Albans Choral Society (9 Dec), Carols on the Hour (22 Dec) and St Albans Symphony Orchestra (1 Jan).

Christmas Markets & Shopping


Christmas markets & shopping

Shop locally at the regular Wed and Sat markets, the Farmers' Market (16 Dec) and a daily Christmas Market (19 to 24 Dec). Enjoy different activities every weekend during Dec at The Maltings Shopping Centre. There'll be music from Christmas carol singers, a barbershop quartet, opera singers and the Salvation Army, free refreshments and the chance to win a 'Malting's Makeover'.  If you're stuck for a gift idea why not buy your nearest and dearest a photography course from Unshaken Photography or Learn Digital Photography.


New Westminster Lodge


Westminster Lodge Sports Centre Opens

Opened on 10 Nov, the new centre has two swimming pools, water confidence area for children, 4 court sports hall, 200 station fitness gym and youth gym, 2 x exercise / multi-purpose studios, group cycling studio, climbing wall, crèche, spa, children's soft play area and café. It is managed by Everyone Active. Find them on facebook.



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