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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!

Christmas Carnival, Market, and Lights switch-on: 

A huge thank you to SA Law, the Principal Sponsor of the 2019 Harpenden Christmas Carnival!

The 2019 Christmas Carnival Programme has arrived! Download the PDF here

Christmas Carnival will take place on 24 November from 12pm-6pm! The Carnival will be extended all the way to Harpenden Fire Station this year. In addition to all of the Christmas Carnival favourites, there will be lots of NEW activities & events this year, including a Mini Stage with even more entertainment, a second bar area, bookable Christmas workshops, outdoor wooden games, Christmas Emergency Services Open Day and a Boutique Christmas Market in conjunction with The Harpenden Collective.

All of the Christmas Carnival favourites will return for 2019: the Farmers’ Market, procession kicking off at 3pm, funfair, Young Enterprise stalls, Main Stage, Santa’s Grotto, the lights switch-on at 5pm, and more!

Please follow along with event updates on the Christmas Carnival Facebook event page: 

Free parking will be available at station car parks and the Rothamsted Research car park from 12noon. We encourage people to walk to the event where possible.
Please also expect delays when driving; the High Street will be closed for the procession, and smaller roads will also be closed throughout the event. See the programme for these road closures:

If you are attending the Carnival with young children, free Lost Child wristbands will be available at the Town Council Information Tent.

Southdown Lights & Lanterns Extravaganza 

Batford Lights Up

Retailers Christmas Window Competition

Download the entry form here! Please return your form to the Town Council by 29 November. 

Last updated about 1 year ago