Christmas in St Albans
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you live in St Albans, or visiting family and friends in the area, you’ll find a host of seasonal fun and Yuletide activities to enjoy. We know that it’s a busy time of year for everyone, so we’ve put together a list of the festivities you need to know about. So, whether you’re organising a work party, planning a Christmas Day celebration or looking for ways to see in the New Year in style, you’ll find plenty to do in St Albans this Christmas.
Plan your Christmas party
If you’re looking for somewhere special to celebrate Christmas with colleagues, there’s nowhere better than THOMPSON St Albans. Our sumptuous Christmas Party Menu is a three-course feast, including canapés and a glass of bubbly on arrival.
Or treat your staff to something special with our December Set Menu, a perfect way to show your appreciation for all their hard work this year.
Christmas lights switch-on
Kick-start your Christmas and come on down to the ceremonial switch-on of this year’s festive lights. Make your way to see Phil Thompson and the team at THOMPSON St Albans stall, just in front of the old BHS building, on Sunday 18 November in St Albans City Centre, for a fun and family-friendly afternoon, with all sorts of entertainment on offer, in the lead-up to the big switch-on at 5pm.
Meraki Christmas Festival and the St Albans Christmas Market
Get into the Yuletide spirit with a visit to the Meraki Christmas Festival. It’s the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping, with a unique range of exquisite hand-crafted gifts available from the market. And while you browse, you can enjoy the atmosphere of a veritable winter wonderland, complete with Santa’s Grotto, ice skating, fairground rides and more. The festival and market are open from Friday 30 November to Saturday 22 December at the bottom of Holywell Hill on the meadow opposite Westminster Lodge.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in St Albans
If you’re looking for somewhere extra special to celebrate the New Year, book a table at THOMPSON St Albans. You’ll be treated to a 7-course tasting menu, with a selection of expertly-matched wines chosen to enhance the flavours of the food. At midnight, our Demi Chef de Partie, Stephen Mcilvenny, will serenade the guests on the bagpipes!
After a night of excess, sore heads are welcome here on New Year’s Day. Bring the family and enjoy a traditional Sunday roast from our New Year’s Day menu.
Stuck for a Christmas gift?
What do you buy for the person who has everything? Experience-based gifts are a great way to give something they’ll truly enjoy. For the foodie in your life, we recommend our Kitchen Experience which includes 3 hours’ cooking time with the chefs, plus lunch for two. Or create your own bespoke gift with a customised voucher from THOMPSON St Albans.