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It’s that time again! Follow our Christmas Trails from 1 December

The Musical Village Christmas Trail

Follow the trail around the village & see how many Christmas carol/song themed decorations you can spot! For the live trail map, keep an eye on our homepage.

Decorate your home to be part of the trail! With your favourite carol or song in mind, decorate any part of your home – a window, front door, the whole house – as long as is it visible from the street. Get in touch ASAP via email or telephone so that your location can be added to the map.

WIN PRIZES! Our judges love originality, creativity & homemade creations. Three winners will be chosen on 21 Dec.

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High Street Knitivity Trail

Can you work out the secret message hiding in the High Street windows?
Find a letter hidden amongst each knitted nativity scene in the business and shop windows along the High Street. Arrange the letters to work out the secret Christmas message!

WIN PRIZES! For a chance to win, email your answer & contact info to the email address below by 20 Dec. Three winners will be chosen at random.

Christmas 2020 is going to be a little different!

As we all know, 2020 has been a year of changes, challenges and unknowns. Sadly, many events have had to be cancelled or postponed and our annual Christmas Lights Up will have to be added to that list.

You will still be able to see the beautiful lights on the High Street, but we will not be having our usual event.

There WILL be something wonderfully Christmassy for the village to take part in which is much safer and allows for social distancing. Please keep an eye out on our social media and posters around the village for updates.

Village Weekend – a little different this year!

Had things been different, by now (3pm on Saturday) our volunteers would have been at working since 7am (having done even more work yesterday also), the lovely talent show contestants would be performing, people would be setting up picnic spots and everyone would be looking forward to the evening’s entertainment.

However, we hope that wherever you are and whatever you do this weekend, you have lots of fun.

Enjoy the time safely and responsibly with those around you and do whatever you can to keep smiling.

Celebrate Alban Weekend: 19-20 June 2020

As with many events in 2020, the Alban Street Festival will be celebrated virtually!

Visit to find out more about this two day event which takes place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June. 

In the absence of the annual St Albans Half Marathon, this virtual weekend festival also includes the 13.1 Challenge where participants can raise money for their chosen charity by creating their own challenges, such as running 13.1 kms, doing 131 press ups or committing to 13.1 minutes of meditation a day.

The St Albans Deputy Mayor, District Councillor and Wheathampstead resident Sandra Wood took part in this challenge recently by doing 13.1 circuits of our High Street. 

In recognition of her effort, Sandra welcomes any donations towards the St Albans and Hertsmere Womens’ Refuge, which is the Mayor’s chosen charity for 2020-2021.

Great work Sandra!

St Albans Cathedral are also celebrating this weekend, with the St Albans Pilgrimage ‘reimagined’ on Sunday 21 June. You can also learn about the significance of roses in Alban’s story and take part in the St Albans Rainbow Trail by displaying a paper rose.  

Cancellation of Village Weekend 2020

In light of the current climate, the Parish Council has taken the decision to cancel Village Weekend for 2020.

The Parish Council may consider putting on alternative events later in the year, however this is not something that can be promised in these times of uncertainty.

If you have any questions, please contact

Celebrate VE Day online

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day from the comfort on your home via our Facebook event (click the discussion tab to view the videos) or from our website here). 

Join us online for a variety of entertainment including performances from local musicians and dancers, poems, historical stories, a quiz and much more!

The event will be concluded at 3pm with the ‘Nation’s Toast’ when we can all raise a glass – “To those who gave so much, we thank you”.

We look forward to ‘seeing’ you then!

Can you entertain from home? Musicians and dancers wanted!

Are you a budding musician or have you been performing for many years, with the facility to video yourself performing from home? Are you a dancer or part of a dance group that misses dancing together? It is not essential but it would be even better if you can perform 40/50s music.

If this is you, then please email Ellie at – we would love to talk to you about a special event we have coming up!