Details of this years Welwyn Hatfield Christmas events revealed

PUBLISHED: 16:14 02 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:14 02 November 2018

This year there won't be a big light switch-on in Hatfield town centre.

This year there won't be a big light switch-on in Hatfield town centre.


It’s time to get your calendar and pen out because the details of Welwyn Hatfield’s Christmas events have been announced.

In Welwyn Garden City, the Christmas lights will be illuminated on Saturday, November 17.

From 12pm to 6pm, there will be food stalls, a fun fair and Santa will be in his grotto.

The big switch-on takes place at 5.30pm with a special local hero and the winner of the Creation Station competition turning on the lights.

The fair will continue until 7pm.

This year, there’s a new Christmas event coming to Hatfield town centre.

As preparations get underway to transform White Lion Square, the usual Christmas lights switch-on will be replaced with a magical Love Hatfield at Christmas event, taking place on Saturday, November 24, from 11am until 5pm, in Kennelwood car park, Market Place.

There’s a jam-packed schedule of live entertainment taking to the stage throughout the day, and there will be plenty of stalls selling Christmas trees and gifts, and Santa and his reindeer will be in his grotto ready to see if children have been naughty or nice.

The theme of the event is Aladdin – this year’s pantomime at Campus West.

Councillor Bernard Sarson, executive member for partnerships, said: “Both events will mark the start of the most wonderful time of the year, and are the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit.

“Although there isn’t the usual Christmas lights switch-on in Hatfield this year, the Love Hatfield at Christmas event promises to be a brilliant day for the whole family, with plenty of festive entertainment on offer, including Santa himself!”

Hatfield’s annual Christmas window display competition will run from Saturday, November 24, until Saturday, December 29, and Market Place will play host to Christmas Carols on Wednesday, December 19.

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