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CHRISTMAS CRACKER: Festive St Albans event returns this weekend

 Published on: 16th November 2023   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

Thousands of people from St Albans and beyond are expected to turn out the city’s Christmas Cracker event this weekend.

From noon until 6pm on Sunday, November 19, visitors will flock to St Peter’s Street (which will be closed to traffic for the day) to experience a variety of festive attractions and market stalls.

The event will feature such entertainment as live music, a Santa’s grotto, a snow globe, street entertainers, sideshow games and street theatre. These attractions will be accompanied by hundreds of market stalls selling food, drinks and seasonal gifts.

Most of the entertainment is free, with the whole event being illuminated by lights and decorations provided by St Albans Business Improvement District. There will also be a special guest appearance from CBeebies presenter and local celebrity Maddie Moate, who will also be starring as Tinkerbell in Christmas pantomime, The All-New Adventures of Peter Pan, at The Alban Arena this Christmas.

Chris Traill, St Albans City & District Council’s strategic director for community and place delivery, said: “The Christmas Cracker is a fantastic way to get the district’s festive season underway and always attracts thousands of people to the city centre.

“I would urge our residents not to miss out as there is lots of entertainment, much of it free, for people of all ages and interests. The event will also provide a welcome boost to the local economy by bringing many extra visitors to the city centre where they will use our shops, pubs and restaurants as well as the market stalls.”

More details, along with a timetable of events, can be found at the Enjoy St Albans website.

Photo credit: St Albans & District Council

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