Enjoy a fun day of shopping or two at some of these great fairs, bazaars, charity events and Christmas markets in Herts.
We do our best to provide accurate information, but please check with the organiser before travelling.
Hertford Heath Christmas Fayre
Sunday 4 November 2018, 10.30am – 3.30pm
The Village Hall, 121 London Road, Hertford Heath, SG13 7RH
Pop along to this year’s Hertford Heath Christmas Fayre with over 20 stalls, selling unique gifts, decorations, and much more! Light refreshments available. Free entry.
Knebworth Winter Festival
Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November 2018, 10.00am-8.00pm (ends 5.00pm Sunday)
Old Knebworth Lane, Knebworth SG1 2AX
Join this traditional, festive 3 days at Knebworth House this Christmas. Whether it’s trying to find the perfect gift or festive trinket for a loved one or simply getting into the Christmas Spirit whilst sipping on mulled wine, at Knebworth Winter Festival you can relax and enjoy a wonderful festive shopping experience. General Admission allows access to the Food & Christmas Market, Après Ski Lounge, food Village & winter stage and Bjorn the bear (some content may require an upgrade ticket please check timetable in advance).
Royston Christmas Craft Fair
Saturday 10 November 2018, 12.00pm-5.00pm
Coombes Community Centre, Burns Rd, Royston SG8 5PT
Over 30 stalls, with by local artisans and crafters selling their amazing creations. With free entry, we also have a tearoom selling handmade refreshments.
The Harrier Christmas Market, Hatfield
Saturday 10 November 2018, 3.00pm-8.00pm
91 Bishops Rise, AL10 9BZ
Come on down and support Hatfield’s Craft businesses with our first annual Christmas craft market. There will be lots of stalls with a variety of items for sale. We will also be handing out tasty samples of our Christmas menu and taking bookings! Come on down and be a part of the fun.
Lee Valley White Water Christmas Market
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November 2018, 10.30am-6.00pm
Station Road, Waltham Cross, Herts EN9 1AB
Browse the selection of local stall holders and you may find beautiful trinkets, unique presents and that perfect angel to go on top of the Christmas tree. Free entry to market and fairground.
Aldenham Christmas Frost Fair 2018
Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 November 2018, 10.00am-5.00pm
Aldenham Country Park, Aldenham Rd, Elstree, Radlett, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6
Relocated from Hatfield House, Aldenham Country Park provides all the space for this exciting established Christmas Fair. Over 150 exhibitors. Free parking close to the fair. Father Christmas, festive music and entertainment including choirs. Great choice of street foods. Undercover seating area.
Friends of Ashtree Winter Fair
Saturday 17 November 2018, 12.00pm-2.00pm
Ashtree School, Chertsey Rise, Stevenage SG2 9JQ
Friends of Ashtree Committee are holding their Winter Fair on 17th November between 12noon and 2pm! Studio 66 Photography will be there with a Cosy Christmas photo backdrop for some fun photos! Mounted prints available to purchase on the day, including the digital file FREE – ideal to use for this year’s greetings cards! Pop along for some great gift ideas!
Christmas Market at The Paper Mill, Aspley Lock
Saturday 17 November 2018, 12.00pm-4.00pm
Hemel Hempstead, Herts, HP3 9RH
come along and enjoy music from Imo Hudson and start your present shopping a little early with a Sipsmith Gin Hot Gin, or a mulled wine.
Welwyn Garden City Christmas Event
Saturday 17 November 2018, 12.00pm-6.00pm
Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6
Christmas is coming to Welwyn Garden City! This year the big switch on is happening on Saturday 17 November from 12 noon. Disco, Stage performances, Santa’s grotto, lantern making and more fun!
Tewin Bury Farm Christmas Market
Sunday 18 November 2018, 11.00am-5.00pm
Hertford Rd, Welwyn Garden City, AL6 0JB
Join us for our first ever Christmas Market held at our indoor venue the Meadow Barn at Tewin Bury Farm. There will be a range of stalls selling festive goods and gifts and an on-site café for some warming refreshments and lunch. Tickets are £1.00 and can be purchased on the door.
Stevenage Christmas Market
Thursday 22 November – 30 December 2018, 10.00am-6.00pm
Queensway, Town Centre, Market Place, St. George’s Way, Stevenage, SG1 1EP
Christmas Market returns to Stevenage Town CentreFrom personalised decorations, Christmas foods, gifts, and more, be sure to visit.
Hertford Christmas Gala
Friday 23 November 2018, 3.30pm-8.00pm
Hertford Town Centre
The annual Christmas Gala event will take place on Friday with Christmas markets, street entertainment, performance stage, petting reindeer and stalls, Christmas grotto and Christmas tree light switch on.
Think Hertford, Think Christmas
Saturday 24 November 2018
Hertford Town Centre
Markets, craft workshops and seasonal offers will be available throughout the day. The Town Centre will be alive with music, performances, grottos and giveaways, making Hertford and its diverse array of shops, the place to be.
Hoddesdon Loves Christmas
Saturday 24 November 2018, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Hoddesdon Town Centre
The Hoddesdon Loves Christmas event will again be coming to the town centre on Saturday 24 November. The event will commence from 10am through to 6pm with entertainment and activities, including an animal nativity scene and a visit from the reindeer from Paradise Wildlife Park all for visitors to enjoy. A full programme from performers will take place in the arena which will include Enfield Brass Band and local choirs with children’s rides and stalls in the High Street alongside an array of craft and charity stalls promoting and selling their wares to visitors.
Chaulden Community Centre Christmas & Craft Fair
Saturday 24 November 2018, 11.30am – 3.00pm
Chaulden Hall, Long Chaulden, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2HX
This is our 3rd Annual Christmas & Craft fair and it’s going to be another good one. We will have lots of craft stalls, Face painting, refreshments and not forgetting our Christmas raffle with some big prizes. Entry is 50p adults, children free.
Love Hatfield at Christmas
Saturday 24 November 2018, 11.00am-5.00pm
Town Centre, Herts AL10
Come and join in the Christmas celebration on Saturday 24th November in Hatfield Town Centre located across Kennelwood Lane Car Park and The Market Place. There will be live music, stage performances, fun fair rides, snow globe, Christmas items for sale, lots of activity and food stalls.
Letchworth Christmas Market and Light Switch On
Saturday 24 November 2018, 12.00pm-7.00pm
Town Centre, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire SG6 3DL
Celebrate the official opening of Christmas by joining us on Saturday 24th November, 12pm-7pm for the ‘Christmas Lights Switch On’ and enjoy a whole host of fun activities including: Live Music; Cabaret; Christmas Market; Street Food Court; Santa’s Grotto; Children’s Theatre; Funfair; Santa Parade; Fireworks Display.
Festive Fair at Whitewebbs Museum
Sunday 25 November 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Whitewebbs Road, Enfield EN2 9HW
Find a collection of craft, handmade and vintage traders in the Annex. Perfect for those Christmas gift ideas as well as supporting the museum and small businesses. Open 10am – 4pm and is included in the museum entrance price of £5 (under 14s free).
Cassiobury Christmas Market
Sunday 25 November 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm
Cassiobury Schools Association, Bellmount Wood Avenue, Watford WD17 3PD
Cassiobury School’s Association is planning a fantastic event this year with more to do and see than ever before – please share with your friends and family and join us on the day for a fun-filled family day. Please note – this is a school fair, and whilst we welcome the wider community we reserve the right to refuse entry in the interests of the health and safety of our children.
Harpenden Christmas Carnival
Sunday 25 November 2018, 12.00pm-6.00pm, lights switched on at 5.00pm
Harpenden High Street, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2RS
A spectacular event in Harpenden High Street, encompassing a carnival procession, charity stalls, a Farmers Market, turning on of the Town’s Christmas lights, fairground rides and festive shopping. Father Christmas and his Elves will be stopping by again to visit the children of Harpenden.
Hatfield House – Christmas in the Stable Yard
Thursday 29 November 2018, 4.00pm-8.00pm
Hatfield, Herts AL9 5NQ
Enjoy the merry atmosphere created by twinkling lights, the magnificent tree and live music. All of the Stable Yard shops will be open late offering some exclusive deals up to 50% off to allow you to get started on your Christmas list. Retreat to the River Cottage Kitchen and Deli where a variety classic Christmas treats will be being served. Free to enter and has free parking.
Buntingford Late Night Shopping and Light Switch On
Friday 30 November 2018, from 4.00pm (carol singing and light switch on 6.00pm)
Hertford Town Centre
The 2018 event will be held on Friday 30 November and combines the annual Lights of Love ceremony and Late Night Shopping evening. This year we will also have the official switching on of the Christmas lights in Buntingford – said by many to be the best around.
Rickmansworth Winter Fair
Friday 30 November 2018, 5.00pm-9.00pm
Rickmansworth Town Centre, High Street, Rickmansworth, WD3 1AJ
Join us for an evening of celebration and fun on Rickmansworth High Street. Starlight parade, stalls, unfair, music, food, competitions.
Tring Together Christmas Festival
Friday 30 November 2018, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Tring High Street & Victoria Hall, HP23
Tring comes alive with Christmas Festivities! Christmas market stalls, entertainment stage, fun fair, late night shopping and open churches. Father and Mrs Christmas are in residence in the Victoria Hall along with festive themed stalls selling all manner of toys, gifts, decorations and more.
Annual Boxmoor Christmas Market at Fishery Wharf Cafe
Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December 2018
Fishery Lock, Fishery Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1NA
As always there will be a wonderful mix of local craft and gift stalls, providing the opportunity to support local makers and purchase some excellent Christmas gifts. There will be musical entertainment on our canalside stage as you soak up the atmosphere. Fishery Wharf Cafe will be offering delicious festive treats alongside our German BBQ, licenced bar selling hot mulled wines & ciders, local craft beers & Real Ales, and we will be selling a great selection of Christmas trees throughout the whole weekend.
Forty Hall Christmas Fayre
Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December 2018, 5.00pm-9pm Friday, 11.00am-4.00pm Saturday & Sunday
Forty Hill, Enfield EN2 9HA
Forty Hall and the Historic Courtyard will be filled with a wide variety of stalls selling wonderful seasonal gifts and other treats. A great place to start and finish your Christmas shopping!
Meraki Christmas Festival
Herts Showground, Dunstable Rd, St Albans AL3 7PT – Friday 30 November to Thursday 6 December 2018
Verulamium Park, St Albans, AL3 4SL – Saturday 8 December to Saturday 22 December 2018
The event will host FREE live DJs as part of the lauch (Ultrabeat on Fri 30th Nov and Judge Jules Sat 1st Dec) from 5pm so familys can come and have a great festive party experiance. There will also be a Father Christmas Experiance, Ice Skating, Comedians and other activities (Entrance and DJs are free, tickets will need to be booked for other activities, parking will be £4 per car for the day at Herts Showground).
St Albans Christmas Charter Market
Friday 30 November to Saturday 22 December 2018, Mondays CLOSED; Tuesday 11:30am – 10pm; Wednesday 11am – 10pm; Thursday to Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 10am – 8pm
Sumpter Yard, St Albans AL3 4ED
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.
Bishop’s Stortford Christmas Fayre
Saturday 1 December 2018
Bishop’s Stortford Christmas Fayre will return on Saturday 1 December throughout the main high street in Bishop’s Stortford. Everyone will able to purchase all the Christmas essentials from gifts such as hampers and handmade jewellery to real Christmas trees and wreaths. Performances from local groups and bands will delight crowds. Lots more is planned too!
Baldock Christmas Fair
Saturday 1 December 2018, 11.00am – 7.00pm
Baldock High Street
Find some special gifts while soaking up the festive atmosphere and enjoying a glass of mulled wine or mulled cider Join in with the huge variety of exciting events going on in the town and peruse the mixture of craft stalls, food stalls, funfair amusements, live music and a bar, gingerbread decorating, letters to Santa.
Christmas Craft Market at Southern Maltings
Saturday 1 December 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm
The Southern Malting, Kibes Lane, Ware SG12 7BS
Come and start your December Christmas Shopping with a trip to our Christmas Market where we have stalls by local artisans ready to help you purchase a unique gift. Relax with some tea, mince pies or a glass of bubbly in between browsing the stalls.
Hitchin Creative Christmas Fair
Saturday 1 December 2018, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Brand Street, SG5 1H
A festive fair bringing together local creatives to sell their wares. The perfect place to do your Christmas shopping! Art – Prints – Textiles – Fashion – Homewares – Jewellery – Kidswear – Accessories – Gifts and more!
Waterford Village Christmas Bazaar
Saturday 1 December 2018, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Waterford Village and Village Hall, Hertfordshire
Father Christmas comes to Waterford! Free entry. Christmas gifts, bric-a-brac, jewellery, cakes, raffle, teas, hot chocolate, mince pies. Get to know your neighbours in a magical atmosphere!
The Harrier Christmas Fair, Hatfield
Saturday 1 December 2018, 3.00pm-9.00pm
91 Bishops Rise, AL10 9BZ
Bring the whole family down and enjoy the day with us, There will be lots of stalls, a Santa’s grotto, a charity present wrapping station manned by your friendly landlord (who is surprisingly adept at wrapping presents), mulled wine and mince pies!
Redbourn Christmas Market
Sunday 2 December 2018, 11.00am-5.00pm
High St, St Albans, Herts AL3 4ED
Visit the pretty historic village of Redbourn to celebrate authentic and quality local crafts, food and music. Over 100 stalls providing a great selection of products – perfect Christmas shopping! Santa will be available in his Grotto on the High Street at 11:00–13:30 & 14:00–16:30.
Ware Dickensian Evening 2018
Friday 7 December 2018, 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Local shops will open, craft stalls in the Drill Hall, community and local trader stalls throughout the town and fun fair rides down Amwell End. Entertainment from local choirs, performing art groups and bands will also take place across the town in multiple venues and through the High Street.
Waltham Cross Christmas Shopping Day
Saturday 8 December 2018, 10.00am-4.00pm
Bishops’ College, Waltham Cross, EN8 9XQ
Waltham Cross Christmas Shopping Day will take place on Saturday 8 December between 10am-4pm in the town centre. Visitors will be able to browse and buy gifts for the festive season from the array of craft, charity and promotional stalls in the High Street. Entertainment will take place throughout the day and this will include local dance and theatre groups, choirs and other local performers. Free entry, small charge for activities.
Stevenage Vintage Christmas
Saturday 8 December 2018, 11.00am-4.00pm
Town Square, Stevenage, SG1
Did you think Christmas was over after the switch on? You’d be wrong! Saturday 8th December is another wonderful Christmas wrap up! Come along & meet the Snowman & Snowdog, watch a special Stevenage new town film, and celebrate 45 years of Stevenage Indoor Market. Then meet Santa for FREE and get a free gift (subject to availability). Free parking at St. George’s multistory.
Christmas Market in aid of Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge Centre
Saturday 8 December 2018, 3.00pm-9.00pm
The North Star, 82 Great North Road, Welwyn AL6 0TA
We will be holding a Christmas Market with lots of local handmade stalls- perfect for Christmas shopping, a choir singing Christmas carols, children’s arts and crafts, gingerbread decorating also a performance from a local children’s drama group
Winter Craft & Gift Fair
Sunday 9 December 2018, 11.00am-3.00pm
The Vineyard Barn, WGC, Herts, AL8 7PU
Hosted by Shell Belles Balloons. Come along and join us for our Winter Craft & Gift Market. We will have a diverse gathering of local businesses and craftspeople from all over Hertfordshire here to sell their goods and join in the collective cheer of the festive season. Expect an abundance of quality goods ideal for gifts that you won’t find on the highs street! Tickets on the door: Adults £1.00, Children Free.
Mill Mead School Christmas Fair
Sunday 9 December 2018, 1.00pm-3.00pm
Port Vale, Hertford SG14 3AA
There will be lots of activities and stalls to keep the children entertained.
Giles School Christmas Fair
Saturday 15 December 2018, 12.00pm-3.00pm
Giles Infants and Junior School, 61 Durham Road, Stevenage SG1 4
The Giles Nursery and Infants’ School PTA are hosting their Christmas Fair on 15th December 2018. Pop along for some last-minute unique Christmas Gift ideas!