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The best Christmas markets in Hertfordshire in 2023

With Christmas here again we’ve selected some of the best Christmas markets in Hertfordshire.  From artisan craft stalls to local produce from across the county, along with jingle bells, sleigh bells and Christmas lights, there’s something for everyone this year.  

Christmas Markets in Hampshire

Harpenden Christmas Carnival, Harpenden

This annual event on Harpenden High Street  includes Santa’s Grotto, gift and present stalls, and food and drink to get you in the festive mood. The Lights Switch On takes place at 5pm.  

Date: 26th November, 12 – 80m.

Entry: Free

Hertfordshire Christmas Shopping Fair, The Hertfordshire Showground

All your Christmas needs wrapped up at the Showground:  festive stalls groaning with the perfect gifts and presents for all the family:  activities for the kids, live music, food shows and so much more!   

Dates: 2nd December, 10am – 4pm

3rd December, 10am – 5pm.

Entry: £5

Parking Free

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Knebworth Christmas Fair, Knebworth

Three days in the barns and marquees at Knebworth House, the region’s biggest festive shopping event.  With over 200 stalls, there will be gifts for everyone, festive food and drink, and activities for all ages.   

Dates: 24th – 26th November 2023  

Tickets to be bought in advance.   

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Bishop's Stortford Christmas Market

Over 100 stalls in the specially pedestrianised North St., Market Square, Potter St and South St. Twinkly lights, festive food and drink to enjoy while you browse for handmade gifts, a fantastic range of local produce from the farmer’s market, and Chrsitmassy activities to keep the kids entertained.  

When: 2nd December, 9.30 – 4.30pm

Entry:  FREE

Hertford Castle Christmas Market, Hertford

Set in the beautiful grounds of Hertford Castle you will discover a winter wonderland with fantastic Christmas shopping opportunities.  Find all your presents here, enjoy the food and drink on offer, and get into the festive spirit with the live music. 

Dates:  Friday 24 November, 3.30pm – 8pm

Saturday 25th November – 11am – 6pm

Sunday 26th November – 11am – 5pm

Entry: FREE

No parking on site. 

Redbourn Christmas Market, St. Alban's

The beautiful, historic village of Redbourn provides the perfect backdrop for it’s annual Christmas Market.  With over 100 stalls to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect gifts, accompanied by live seasonal music. 

Date: Sunday 3rd December 

Entry: FREE

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