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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:

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Every year we run a Christmas Window Competition for the shop and business owners in Harpenden, Batford, Kinsbourne Green and Southdown. Usually, we supply a theme to help get the creative juices flowing, but this year all bets are off! As long as your window has a festive feel you can enter into the competition.

This year the prize is better than ever, including a promotional stand at the 2018 Christmas Carnival, an article in the Forum newsletter and the prestigious Rose Bowl.

To download an entry form and for further details click here.

The winners of the 2016 Christmas Window Competition were Blue Cross who put together a magical display. Can anyone beat them this year and reclaim the coveted Rose Bowl?

Entry to the competition is free and will be judged by the Town Mayor Cllr Rosemary Farmer.


127_Harpenden+Town+Councils+Christmas+Lights_fullwidth.jpgChristmas Carnival, Market, and Lights switch-on: 

Planning for our Christmas Carnival and Farmer's Market is well underway!

The Carnival will take place on the 26th Nov down the 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.

Watch this space for more updates as they are released.

The Southdown Christmas Light switch-on will be on 1st December and Batford Christmas Light switch-on takes place on 10th December. Details to be announced nearer the time.


Children's Christmas Poster Competition:

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The Annual Christmas Poster Competition is open to all children who live or study in Harpenden between the ages of 4 and 11.

There are awards given to entrants into the competition including Commended and Highly commended entries, with the overall winner receiving the grand prize, an invitation to turn on the Town lights at the Christmas Carnival and get to have their design used for the Town Mayor's Christmas Card.

To download a copy of the entry poster and for full competition details click here.

Designs must be submitted on A4 paper with your name, age, school year and school or organisation on the back.

Last updated about 1 month ago