Christmas Markets & Shopping in Hertfordshire

The perfect present for that someone special, superb stocking fillers that will make the kids' day, and the ideal gift for that one relative who already has everything - a stress free Christmas shopping experience is certainly high on our Christmas lists this winter.

Relax – we’ve got this! Take a look below at our guide to the best Christmas markets and shopping experiences in Hertfordshire this festive season. From traditional market stalls selling unique hand-crafted gifts to your favourite high street brands, you'll be relaxing on the sofa admiring your pile of perfectly wrapped presents before you even know it...  

St Albans Christmas Market

A trip to the St Albans Christmas Market is a must, as the historic city transforms into a traditional German Market this December. Enjoy a Christmas Shopping experience in the atmospheric Vintry Garden with more than 60 fantastic stalls and wonderful food and drink, alongside top-notch entertainment, from 25th November to 23rd December.

Hertford Christmas Gala

Looking for a prezzie for that someone special? Or, on the hunt for the perfect tree decoration? Discover all you want for Christmas and more when Hertford's Christmas Gala arrives on 24th November. Browse traditional Christmas market stalls and pay a visit to live reindeer before popping in to say hello to Father Christmas in his very own grotto. 

The Frost Fair at Hatfield House

Follow the scent of mulled wine straight to Hatfield House from 16th to 19th November as they welcome back their fantastic Frost Fair Christmas market. With up to 240 stands of exciting, unusual and original gift ideas stands of exciting and original gift ideas, a Fine Food Fair, a plenty of mulled wine, even The Grinch will have a hard job stealing Christmas from Hatfield House this season. 

Christmas Shopping at The Galleria

Has the colder weather and (dare we say it) the start of frantic Christmas shopping got you feeling more frazzled than festive? If so, head straight to Hatfield’s The Galleria to get your gift buying completely under wraps! With over 80 shops in the centre covering the best of the high street names as well as some more specialised stores, you won’t have to look far for presents to rival Santa’s elves themselves.

Christmas Shopping at the Intu Watford

For a day out that covers all festive bases, head straight for Watford’s Intu Shopping Centre which offers a fun-filled day out for the whole family. When you need a break from present shopping, you can pay a visit to Santa in his grotto, take part in a family treasure hunt, or settle down for Santa’s sleigh story! The perfect way to celebrate whilst ticking off those Christmas list tasks. For further information, and for your one-stop shop of events & activities in Watford, head straight to the designated Winter in Watford website.