November 2011


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This month:

Win a box of cupcakes

Win a dozen cupcakes
Write a review before 27 November and we'll enter you into our prize draw to win a dozen delicious cupcakes from baking sensations Dixie's Cupcakery who recently opened at 11 Market Place in St Albans.   Find out more.

Christmas Lights

Christmas lights Enjoy a special Christmas market, fairground rides and family entertainment on Sun 20 Nov from 12noon, with the St Albans Christmas lights switch-on at 5.30pm. In Harpenden, expect things to brighten up on Sun 27 Nov when lights go on their as part of the Christmas Carnival.

Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping
Early bird shoppers can take advantage of the many Christmas fairs coming this month:

• St Albans Town Hall Bookfair (daily, to 2 Jan)

• Hatfield House Christmas Market (12 Nov, 10.30am-4pm, adults £2).

• Noke Thistle Gift Fair in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support (16 Nov, from 9.30am, £2).

• Jubilee Centre Vintage Fair (19 Nov, 10am-4pm)

• Knebworth House Fair (19 & 20 Nov, 10am-4pm, £3-£5).

• Burston Festive Event in aid of Help for Heroes (24 Nov, 2-7pm, free).

• Hatfield House Frost Fair (25-27 Nov, 10am-5pm, adults £3.50).

• St Stephen's Church Fair (26 Nov, 11am-2pm).

• St Albans Town Hall Art & Gift Fair (3 Dec, 10am-5pm, free).

Plus late night shopping in St Albans every Thursday from 17 Nov & free parking after 6.30pm!

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Firework displays

Firework Displays on 5 & 6 Nov 2011

This year, there's plenty of choice for going out with a bang. On Sat 5 Nov, Verulamium Park hosts the St Albans Fireworks Spectacular (gates 6pm, display 7.30pm). Pick up some hot soup & some sweet treats from Lussmanns & The Pudding Stop in Waxhouse Gate on the way! There are also displays at Cassiobury Park, OA's Rugby Club, Jersey Farm and Redbourn Common. On Sun 6 Nov, Butterfly World offers face-painting, a hog roast and more (gates 5pm, display 6.30pm, tickets here). You can also see the sky light up at  Harpenden Rugby Club.

What's on in November


What's on this November

We've got lots to keep you busy this autumn. Take the kids to Wake Up Don Quixote (Trestle Arts Base, 1 & 2 Nov), Peppa Pig's Treasure Hunt (Arena, 2 & 3 Nov) and Stick Man (Harpenden Halls, 5 Nov). Have a laugh with Phil Jupitus (Harpenden Halls, 9 Nov), Reginald D Hunter (Arena, 26 Nov) and Omid Djalili (Arena, 29 & 30 Nov). Michael Jackson (tribute) and Bob Geldof rock up at the Arena (13 Nov & 19 Nov). St Albans Symphony Orchestra entertain your 'Little Monsters' (St Saviour's Chuch, 20 Nov). Full details and tickets available online.


All About St Albans magazine


Our quarterly magazine is out now

The autumn/winter issue of our full colour magazine is out now. It includes winter walks, Christmas gift ideas and a full guide to what's on during the festive season. If you haven't had a copy through your door you can pick it up in Waitrose, local shops and businesses, or read it online.



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