Christmas Events Schedule 2019

Please be aware that we have had a comment about Christmas tree lights potentially triggering epilepsy.


Thurs 14th Nov – Christmas Lights Switch-on & Late Night Shopping – 4 – 8 pm

Join us for the unveiling of the best Christmas display we have ever had!

As well as switching on our beautiful Christmas lights and Christmas tree, there will be mulled wine and gin (supplied by Tomoka Spirits), traditional hot roasted chestnuts, Christmas music, a choir and face painting!

We will also be launching the St Albans BID Santa’s Post Office and ‘Festive Friends’ Trail.

Sat 16th Nov – Birds of Bray – 11 am – 3 pm

Come and meet some fabulous birds of prey, and chat with Sue and Chris Mitchell about the wonderful work they do.

Sun 17th Nov – Town lights & Family Fun – 1 – 5pm 

To coincide with the city’s light switch-on event we have face painters, balloon modellers and Monkey Music in the centre to help keep the whole family entertained.

Sat 23rd Nov – I Love Christmas – 12 – 2 pm

To capture the Christmas love we’re running a new festive competition! 💖

Come to Christopher Place with your friends and family on Saturday 23rd November between 12 – 2 pm to have a Christmas photo taken professionally in Santa’s Post Office, we will be taking donations for the British Heart Foundation.

We’ll then upload all the photos to our Facebook page and whichever photo receives the most ‘Love’ reacts* wins a delicious prize! 🍪

Good Luck!

*The photo with the most ‘Love’ reacts by 10 am Friday 13th December

Sun 24th Nov – Choirs – 1 – 3:15 pm

We are being joined by two choirs to get St Albans well and truly in the Christmas spirit! They are the Singing Circle and Salvation Army.

Sat 30th Nov & Sunday 1st Dec – Snow Globe Photobooth – 11 am – 5 pm

Get inside the fun with a spectacular inflatable walk-in Snowglobe!

This popular Christmas event returns on Saturday 8th December to help you get the perfect winter picture for social media.

Sat 7th Dec – More Choirs! – 11 am – 4:30 pm

We are being joined by three fantastic choirs: Dagnall Street Choir, Fleetville Harmony as well as a Rock Choir.

Sun 8th Dec – Kids Christmas Workshop 

Come to Santa’s Post Office in Christopher Place to decorate your very own Gingerbread Man, courtesy of The Pudding Stop.

Thurs 12th Dec – Late Night Shopping Experience – 4 – 8 pm

More information to follow.

Sat 14th Dec – Family fun – 11 am – 3 pm

To keep the whole family entertained during your Christmas shopping there will be stilt-walkers and roller skaters performing around the centre.

Sun 15th Dec – Family fun – 12 – 3:30 pm

We will be joined by a juggler that can be enjoyed by all ages whilst browsing our eclectic range of shops.

Sat 21st Dec – Real Reindeer – 11am – 3pm

Find out how these fascinating animals live from their experienced handlers, right here in the shopping centre. We will be joined by local singing talent, Amelia Lappert, on the day too.

Sun 22nd Dec – Kids Christmas Craft Workshop 

Come to Santa’s Post Office for some last-minute Christmas craft.


Please be aware that we have had a comment about Christmas tree lights potentially triggering epilepsy.