Top Christmas markets in Hertfordshire 2019

PUBLISHED: 10:39 12 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:19 09 June 2020

Hertfordshire's Christmas markets are sure to delight again this year (photo: romrodinka, Getty Images)

Hertfordshire's Christmas markets are sure to delight again this year (photo: romrodinka, Getty Images)


Christmas isn’t complete without a trip to a festive fair. From German-style food stalls to vintage fetes, Hertfordshire’s Christmas markets have it all

- Tring Together Christmas Festival

29 Nov, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Tring's historic High Street will be transformed into a Christmas market as thousands arrive for the biggest event in the town's calendar. Businesses will stay open for late night shopping and street stalls will offer gifts, food and cocktails. Free entry

- Harpenden Christmas Carnival and Farmers Market

24 Nov, 12pm - 6pm

The Harpenden Farmer's Market will be filled with festive delights for the November instalment, coinciding with the Christmas Carnival. Expect the carnival procession with stilt-walkers and a stage with music, stalls piled with gifts, food and crafts, fairground rides and much more.

Santa's Grotto will be setting up shop and the town's lights will be turned on by the mayor at 5pm.

- Redbourn Christmas Market

1 Dec, 11am to 5pm

The Redbourn Christmas Market will host 100+ sellers offering gifts, toys, jewellery, books, food and drink and everything in between. There will also be lots of entertainment including choirs singing carols and the Yule raffle as well as tempting food stalls and a very special visit from Father Christmas, whose grotto you can visit on the high street. Keep an eye on the website for a full list of events.

- Knebworth Christmas Gift Fair

8-10 Nov

Taking place at the magnificent Knebworth House, there will be pop up stalls in the grounds of the stately house selling a plethora of craft stalls selling gifts alongside lots of food and drink stalls to keep you energised as you search for that special present.

- Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre

7 Dec, 9.30am - 4.30pm

The streets of the market town will be bustling with festivities again for the Bishop's Stortford Christmas Fayre. There will be Christmas songs performed by local bands and choirs as a festive backdrop to the fayre. Expect homemade decorations, food hampers, a fun fair and more.

- Hoddesdon Loves Christmas

30 Nov, 10am - 6pm

Wander round the High Street filled with over 70 stalls selling gifts and crafts. There's a Christmas parade, giant snow globe, vintage mobile cinema and entertainment including choirs, bands and even fire dancers. Eighties singer Sonia will light the Christmas tree, and fireworks finish the event off with a bang.

- Hertford Christmas Gala

22 Nov, 3.30pm - 8pm

Hertford Christmas Gala is back again and will feature market stalls, a stage of entertainment, fairground rides and lots more. The town's illuminations will also be turned on to coincide with the Gala that is sure to attract lots of eager Christmas shoppers.

- Ware Dickensian Evening

6 Dec, 6pm - 10pm

Ware's town centre roads close for this Victorian-themed event, which attracts thousands of people. There will be late night shopping with in-store festivities, costumed stall and shopkeepers, craft markets around the town, a fun fair, and plenty of enticing goodies at the produce and food market on the High Street. Live music will be performed throughout the evening. Free entry


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