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All Saints' Church Christmas Market: The annual market is now in its fifth year and is a fundraising event for the church.
They have gift and craft stalls mixed with tombola's, children’s activities, cakes and biscuits, Santa’s Grotto, live music and to round off the event there is the Grand Prize Draw with a first prize of £500.
There will be up to 60 traditional wooden chalets circling the Cathedral and into the Vintry Garden.
For visitors to the market who fancy a pint of real ale the oldest pub in the UK, The Fighting Cocks, is just at the foot of the Abbey Orchard, a stone’s throw from the Cathedral.
Most of the people I grew up with have either moved away or died.
Christmas isn’t complete without a trip to a festive fair.
Pitch & Eat Christmas Food Festival: Hemel Hempstead Old Town's one and only street food event, featuring a range of fabulous food traders, live music, local ale, a prosecco themed bar and communal seating to celebrate the festive season.
As a one off for Christmas they will have a separate area offering festive treats, gifts and products; all taking place in St Mary's Close car park and the high street of the Old Town.
There will be more than 70 stalls with food, crafts and gift ideas as well as a ryule raffle, seasonal music and a grotto for the man himself.
Hot food, refreshments and mulled wine will be available.
St Albans Christmas Market: This town knows a thing or two about markets, having one of the oldest regular markets in the UK, dating back to the 9th century.
The Knebworth Christmas Fair: Brought to you by the team behind the extremely popular East of England Food Festival in April and the Country Show in the summer, this market will have a huge range of over 200 stalls with Christmas and seasonal goodies including art, craft, design, food and drink.
Plus your chance to meet Father Christmas in his Grotto alongside his reindeer.