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Christmas in Harpenden

There are lots of events and competitions run by Harpenden Town Council to help you get into the spirit for the festive season!

Stay tuned for updates for Christmas 2019!

Christmas Carnival Sponsorship Opportunities

To learn more about the ways you can become a sponsor of the 2019 Harpenden Christmas Carnival, please view our sponsorship brochure here

Procession Applications

Would you like to have your community group, business, or organisation to participate in the 2019 Christmas Carnival procession? Applications are now open!

Please click here to download the procession application. Completed applications can be emailed to

Town Mayor's Christmas Card Design Competition

Harpenden children ages 4-11 are invited to design a poster based around this year's theme, "A Very Merry Christmas."

The winner will have their design used for the Town Mayor's Christmas Card and will be invited to turn on the Town Christmas lights at the Christmas Carnival on 24 November!

To Enter:

  • Create your poster on A4 paper and write your name, age, school year and school/organisation on the back
  • Drop off your entry at the Town Council or post it to The Mayor's Secretary, Harpenden Town Council, Town Hall, Leyton Road, AL5 2LX
  • Deadline: 25 October
  • The winner & runners-up will be recognised at a Presentation Ceremony on 11 November

Christmas Carnival, Market, and Lights switch-on: 

The Carnival will take place on the 24 November down Harpenden High Street with our Christmas Market running alongside. Father Christmas and his Elves will be stopping by again to visit the children of Harpenden, and our famous Christmas Lights will be switched on as the sun goes down. More details will be posted in the coming months regarding the Christmas Carnival, Batford Lights Up!, and Southdown Lights & Lanterns Extravaganza. 



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