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Harpenden Christmas Carnival

Date: 25th Nov 2018
Start Time: 12:00 pm
End Time: 6:00 pm


HARPENDEN TOWN COUNCIL’s annual CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL returns to Harpenden High Street on the 25 NOVEMBER from 12pm. The festivities will include the monthly Farmers’ Market which is being extended for the occasion up Thompsons Close where the Santa’s Grotto is situated, the Henry Harris Funfair, Main Stage, stilt-walkers, walk about entertainment, Young Enterprise Trade Fair and the much-anticipated PROCESSION which will make its way down Sun lane, along the High Street and up Vaughan Road from 3pm.


The entertainment gracing the Main Stage is better than ever this year whilst still featuring all the favourites. Make sure you don’t miss the spectacular CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON at 5pm!


Parking Information

Free Parking will be available at the below two car parks:

Station Car Parks - Station Rd, Harpenden AL5 5LW

Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden AL5 2JQ

Other town centre car parks are available at a charge but please note that the Lydekker car park will be closed between 6am and 4pm on the day to enable the procession to take place.


If you have any questions about the event or would like more detail, please contact our Events Officer, Harriet Tamke by calling 01582 463668 or email