Your complete Hertfordshire December diary

PUBLISHED: 16:10 29 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:14 20 February 2013

Katzenjammer Piano duet

Katzenjammer Piano duet

Find out what's on in Hertfordshire in December 2010


1st Hertfordshire Chorus Christmas Concert, in aid of the Willow Foundation, St Albans Abbey

3rd Comedy musical duo the Katzenjammer Piano Duet, Benslow Music Trust. 01462 459446

4th In the Mood with Five Star Swing, Radlett Centre

4th Berkhamsted and Chorleywood Choral Societies performing as English Philharmonia Chorus, St Albans Cathedral. 07500 431643

4th Danny Bryants Red Eye Band, Maltings Arts Theatre

5th Organ Meditation, St Albans Cathedral 5.15pm

8th Isabel Beyer and Harvey Dagul: Piano, Maltings Arts Theatre

11th Welwyn Garden City Orchestra and Chorus with Luton Choral Society, St Francis Church, Welwyn Garden City. 01438 821510

11th Spikedrivers, Trestle Arts Base

11th Hertford Choral Society Christmas Magic, All Saints Church, Hertford

11th Berkhamsted Music: Raphael Wallfisch (cello) and John York (piano), St Peters Church, Berkhamsted. 01442 862798

12th Christmas Music in the Old Palace with Hertfordshire Chorus, Hatfield House

12th Concert Dinner with Instant Sunshine, West Lodge Park Hotel, Hadley Wood. 0208 2163900

12th De Havilland Philharmonic, University of Hertfordshire. 01707 281127

15th Community Carol Concert presented by the Rotary Club of Radlett, Radlett Centre

18th Carols at Hertford Castle from 5pm to 6pm. 01992 584322

18th Carols on the Hour from11am to 4pm, St Albans Cathedral

19th Hertfordshire Chorus Christmas Concert in aid of Hertfordshire Autistic Resource Centre, Haileybury College, Hertford Heath

23rd Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra, University of Hertfordshire. 01707 281127

28th Jazz Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


3rd The Origin of Species, musical comedy, Trestle Arts Base

3rd Flanders and Swann Drop Another Hat, Letchworth Arts Centre

4th In the Mood with Five Star Swing, Radlett Centre

5th An Audience with Arthur Smith, Radlett Centre

10th A Christmas Trifle, classic cabaret, Maltings Arts Theatre

11th Kevin Precious: Not Appropriate, Maltings Arts Theatre

15th A Christmas Carol, presented by Pip Utton, Trestle Arts Base

16th-19th The Wind in the Willows, Letchworth Arts Centre

18th Screaming Blue Murder Comedy Club Christmas Party, Trestle Arts Base

18th Comedy Night, Letchworth Arts Centre


Until 4 January Bruce Robinson Exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre

Until 4 January Catching the Light Exhibition, Letchworth Arts Centre

Until 22 January Being In Time: Marty St James, Art and Design Gallery. 01707 284290

Until 31st From Pinky and Perky to Postman Pat: Childrens TV Characters from 1950-1990s toy exhibition, Hertford Museum

Until 7th Best of Dacorum Art Exhibition, Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead

6th Society, Seascapes and Saints, illustrated art lecture with Martin Smith, Artist in Residence at Watford Museum, Letchworth Arts Centre


2nd and 14th Christmas Robins activity, Natural History Museum, Tring

4th The Night Before Christmas, for children aged three-plus, Trestle Arts Base

5th Christingle Service, St Albans Cathedral

11th Family Carol Concert with St Albans Bach Choir, St Albans Cathedral 3pm

11th Festive Sweet Workshops, Hertford Museum

21st Make some Creepy Crawly Christmas Decorations, Natural History Museum, Tring

22nd Homemade Christmas Crafts workshops, Hertford Museum

From 29th The Snow Dragon, Trestle Arts Base


1st Peace Hospice grounds, Watford from 8pm. 01923 335370

3rd Market Square, Bishops Stortford, 5-6pm

3rd Manor House, Buntingford, 6-7pm

4th Bakers Walk, Sawbridgeworth, 4-5pm

5th Borehamwood Football Club. 01923 335370

5th Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted. from 4.30pm

11th Hertford Castle, Hertford, 4-5pm

11th Halsey Masonic Centre, Cheshunt, 4-5pm


1st Christmas at the Manor, Christmas fair and lunch for Isabel Hospice, The Manor of Groves, Sawbridgeworth. 01438 717406

3rd Christmas Bazaar, Place House Hall, Ware, from 6pm to 9pm

4th Christmas Model Railway Day, Hertford Museum

4th Christmas Craft Fair, Riverside Shopping Centre, Hemel Hempstead

4th British Schools Museum Annual Christmas Fair, Hitchin. 01462 429244

4th-5th Christmas Craft, Food and Gift Fair, Knebworth House

5th Ashridge at Christmas Fair, Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted

5th Christmas Shopping Event, High Street, Waltham Cross from
10am to 4pm

5th Isabel Hospice Jingle Bells & Bows Fun Run and Walk, Welwyn Garden City

5th Royston Christmas Gift Fair, The Old Bull Inn, Royston

5th Santa Dash for Peace Hospice, Rickmansworth Aquadrome.
01923 335365

10th Christmas Tree Festival Preview and Concert, Holy Saviour Church, Hitchin. 01462 435606

10th and 15th Turkey and Tinsel Cruise, Lady of Lee Valley Moorings, Broxbourne Riverside. 01992 462085

11th Peace Hospice Christmas Coffee Morning. 01923 335370

11th-12th Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival, Holy Saviour Church, Hitchin. 01462 435606

11th and 12th Victorian Christmas and Pantomime, Royal Gunpowder Mills

11th St Elizabeths Santa Dash. 01279 844355

11th Carnival of Light and late Night Shopping, Hoddesdon

12th Much Hadham Christmas Market

12th Victorian Christmas Shopping in Hertford Walk, Hertford. 01992 582686

12th Grove House Hospice five-kilometre Jingle Bell Jog and Reindeer Run, St Albans

24th The Blessing of the Crib, St Albans Cathedral 3pm


4th Plant a Tree for 2012, River Lee Country Park. 01992 709871

5th December Stroll at Rye Meads Nature Reserve. 01992 708383

5th Have a go at deer basket making, Bencroft Wood. 01462 459395

11th Heartwood Forest Community Tree Planting Event. 01476 581111

12th Explore the River by Foot and Rail, moderate circular walk exploring the Ver Valley from St Albans Town Centre. 01727 848168

12th Special High Barnet Christmas walk. 0208 4406805

12th Hidden Hertford Walk: Victorian Christmas Shopping in Hertford led by Edgar Lake. 01992 582686

15th Astronomy Since Newton, walk and talk with Dr Chris Woolston, Sandridge. 01727 848168

27th Friends of Ashridge Christmas Walk, Ashridge Estate Visitor Centre. 01442 851 227

29th Pedal off the Pud: meet at 10am, Pindar Car Park, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt

30th The antidote to Christmas, four-mile moderate walk from Hitchin
to Pirton. 01462 459395


Until 9 January, Van Hage Real Ice Rink, Van Hage Garden Centre, Great Amwell

Until 22nd Craft Fair, Letchworth Arts Centre

4th Archery Discovery Course, Celtic Harmony Camp, Brickendon

5th Reflections at Christmas ceremony, St Elizabeths Chapel from 4pm. 01279 844355

10th Flashback Friday, share your memories of Hertfords shops at Hertford Museum

10th-12th French Market, St Albans

14th Coffee Morning for Isabel Hospice, Markwell Pavilion, Bishops Stortford. 01279 755320


4th Great Hormead: Village Hall, 10am-12.30pm

4th Hatfield: White Lion Square, 9am-2.30pm

4th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am-noon

12th St Albans: Market Place, 10am-4pm

17th Hexton: St Faiths Church, 1-4pm

18th Tring: The Market, Brook Street, 9am to noon

18th Stevenage, White Lion Yard, 10am to 2pm

18th Hitchin: Churchgate Street, 8am to 4.30pm

19th Wheathampstead: East Lane Car Park, 10am to 1pm

19th Hatfield Heath: Village Hall, 10am-3pm

19th Sawbridgeworth: Bell Street car park, 9.30am to 12.30pm


Abbey Theatre, St Albans 01727 857861. Alban Arena, St Albans 01727 844488. Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted 01441 851227. Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City 01707 357117. British Schools Museum, Hitchin 01462 420144. Broxbourne Civic Hall 01992 441946. Court Theatre, Pendley, Tring 01442 823130. First Garden City Heritage Museum 01462 482710. Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage 01438 363200. Hatfield House 01707 287010. Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery 01462 434476. Knebworth House and Gardens 01438 812661. Letchworth Arts Centre 01462 670788. Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans 01727 844222. Market Theatre, Hitchin 01462 433553. Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead 01442 228091. Queen Mother Theatre, Hitchin 01462 434875. Radlett Centre 01923 859291. Rhodes Arts Complex, Bishops Stortford 01279 651746. Sandpit Theatre, St Albans 01727 370067. Shenley Park 01923 852629. St Albans Cathedral 01727 860780. Trestle Arts Base, St Albans 01727 850950. Watford Palace Theatre 01923 225671. Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar 01707 645005

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