Christmas Carnival and Lights Switch On

Harpenden's Christmas Carnival is always a fabulously festive event and this year will be no exception! 

This year's event promises to be a fantastic celebration for residents and visitors of all ages and we are delighted to announce that local UK Solicitors Practice, SA Law, will continue to be the Principal Sponsor of this exciting celebration.

The Carnival will feature all of the traditional features such as a Santa's Grotto, food stalls, outdoor bars, the market, entertainment, the traditional procession and, of course, the spectacular Christmas Lights Switch On at 5.00pm.

The procession is always a highlight of this event and this year will be no exception. The Town Council is delighted that the Pipes and Drums will again lead, closely be followed by Santa and his elves. Joining them are stilt walkers and entertainers, Police Cadets, Brownies and Scout groups, Young Miscellany, The Little Gym and Show Time Circus. The procession begins at 3pm; from Lydekker Park it will travel along the high street up to Vaughan Road.

The Carnival will include a variety of entertainment on two stages: the Community Stage entertainment will include the fabulous Hurst Children’s Theatre Group, Harpenden and Wheathampstead Gang Show, SW Dance, Showtime Circus, Musicale, the Harpenden Panto,  and St Albans Rock Choir. On the Main stage we're delighted to announce the return of Simon Cragg and Right as Rain, two Harpenden favourites to get the crowds in the mood for a festive celebration!


Download the event programme here:

  • Date 27/11/2022
  • Time 12:00 to 18:00
  • Duration 1 Day
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