All New Christmas Festival

Christmas Festival poster

Hemel Hempstead’s popular Christmas event is back this year, with free festive fun on Saturday 30 November 2019.

We’ve organised the All New Christmas Festival with Hemel Hempstead Business Improvement District (BID), Riverside Shopping Centre, Marlowes Shopping Centre and Saunders Markets.

The revamped event takes place in the town centre from 11am to 7pm. 

Starting at 11am, activities include a giant snow globe, train rides, snow slope, climbing wall, go karts, toboggan slide, under-six rides and a festive market.

The rock choir will kickstart the live entertainment on the Rainbow Stage at 1pm, followed by a pantomime performance.

The light switch-on takes place at 5pm, with a firework display at 5.15pm.

Timetable of events

Christmas Festival timetable of events
Marlowes (outside)  Marlowes Shopping Centre  Riverside Shopping Centre  Rainbow Stage 
Snow slope - 11am to 4pm Santa's grotto - 11am to 4pm Giant snow globe - 11am to 4pm Rock choir - 1pm to 2pm 
Climbing wall - 11am to 4pm  Christmas market - 11am to 7pm  Meet the Snow Princesses - 11am to 4pm Pantomime - 2.30pm to 3pm 
Go karts - 11am to 4pm  Toboggan slide - 11am to 7pm  Face painting - 11am to 4pm  Hartbeeps 3pm to 3.30pm 
Under 6 rides - 11am to 4pm    Christmas train rides - 11am to 4pm  DJ Kentastic - 3.30pm to 4pm
LED stilt walkers - 11am to 7pm   Jupiter Singers - 4pm 4.30pm 
Christmas market - 11am to 7pm DJ Kentastic and Santa - 4.30pm to 5pm 
  Light switch-on with the Snow Princesses - 5pm 
Fireworks - 5.15pm to 5.30pm