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December 2013


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Win at Willows Farm Village

Christmas at Willows

We've teamed up with Willows Farm Village to offer one lucky person a chance to win a family day pass to visit Santa in his Spectacular Grotto (admits 4, free gift for children).

To win simply go to our competitions page and answer the question.

Details and entry.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Jingle Bell Jog

Jingle Bell Jog 2013

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 includes santa suit and medal) or the reindeer run (all ages £7.50 includes reindeer ears and medal). Details.


Marketplace Bargains


Currently on Marketplace:

PlayStation3 80Gb - £80

Tea Set - £5

Dinner Set - £5

Lego Duplo Sets - £85

Handbags - £8

Children's Space Lamp - £15

Plus many more items...

Got unwanted items you'd like to sell? Why not advertise them on Marketplace?  It's free and you can reach a local audience of thousands. Find out more...

Happy Christmas

St Albans Pantomimes 2013

Panto Round Up

It's panto time again! Oh no it's not! Oh yes it is and there's plenty to choose from locally: Cinderella (6 Dec-5 Jan, Alban Arena)  Gareth Gates, CBeebies' Andy Day and St Albans' favourites Bob Golding and Jemma Carlisle star. Jack and the Beanstalk (13-22 Dec, Harpenden Public Halls) with Sally James, Hayley Cutts and Ernie Almond. Aladdin (7-31 Dec, Radlett Centre), Robin Hood (6-28 Dec, Watford Palace Theatre), Red Riding Hood (21-22 Dec, Trestle Arts Base) and The Very Snowy Christmas (23-24 Dec, Old Town Hall Arts Centre). Details


St Albans Christmas Markets


Christmas Markets

Lots of opportunities for Christmas shopping this year. Enjoy the Spirit of Christmas at the Maltings Shopping Centre including carols, festive storytelling workshops, free mince pies and roasted chestnuts. There's a special Christmas market in the Vintry Garden, St Albans open from 28 Nov - 21 Dec daily. Childwickbury Arts are holding a Christmas market on 30 Nov - 1 Dec, with free admission and parking.

What's on December 2013


What's on in December

Enjoy a Winter Concert (30 Nov, St Saviour's Church), Laugh with Ed Byrne (1 Dec, Alban Arena), take a Christmas Wreath Floristry Course (3,5,10,12 Dec, Kendalls Florist), hear The Christmas Story (7 Dec, St Saviour's Church), and A Celebration of Christmas (15 Dec, Marlborough Road Church), see St George and the Dragon (26 Dec, various) and enjoy some Music from the Movies (1 Jan, St Albans Cathedral). Don't forget the panto selection too (see above).


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