Christmas in Hertfordshire

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun, so it's about time you got the inside scoop on the very best places for an unforgettable festive adventure in Hertfordshire.

Nothing signifies the approach of Christmas more than the glow of seasonal street lights. Grab your best novelty jumper and step into the season at one of the county's sparkling Christmas light switch-on events. Events are taking place throughout Hertfordshire, wrap up warm and watch as your local town is transformed into a wintry wonderland. 

For those looking for a stress-free present shopping experience, look no further. We've compiled our guide to the best Christmas markets and shopping destinations in Herts, which is bound to result in gift-giving skills that would rival those of St Nicholas himself. From traditional market stalls selling unique hand-crafted gifts to your favourite high street names, you'll find 'just the right thing' for all of your nearest and dearest. 

And, with all that spare time on your hands, you'll be left with plenty of opportunities to make the most of a fun day out this winter. From Santa sightings and Christmas carolling, to seasonal skating and family fun, our round-up of the best family friendly events will have kids big and small counting down the days until Christmas.

Take a look below at some of the top yuletide festivities coming up this season. It's time to experience a little of Hertfordshire's seasonal sparkle!