Welwyn Hatfield - welcome to The Heart of Christmas

Community groups, clubs, businesses, and other organisations are encouraged to take part in a season of festive celebrations across the borough the council is calling The Heart of Christmas.

Banner for Christmas campaign 2021

In these challenging times, the council hopes to involve all of Welwyn Hatfield's communities in a variety of events during the festive season that everyone can enjoy. The aim is to bring together a seasonal feast of community-led activities right across the borough, including in our town centres - helping to make high streets as vibrant and welcoming as possible, supporting local businesses, and encouraging residents to shop local.

Helping to raise the profile of local organisations, the council will produce an event calendar to highlight the range of activities between 20 November and 31 December 2021. The calendar will feature on the popular ONE Welwyn Hatfield website and be regularly publicised via the council's social media channels

If you would like to be a part of this wonderful community-led celebration, whether it's local music, choirs, bands, dancing, arts and crafts, food stalls - or anything else, for that matter! - or if you want to find out more about running an event in the town centre as part of the activities, contact the Community Partnership Team via email communitypartnerships@welhat.gov.uk.

Councillor Tony Kingsbury, Leader of the Council said:

The #LoveWelhat events during the summer were a great reminder of the fantastic communities we have here in Welwyn Hatfield.

The past 18 months have been difficult for everyone, and we all deserve to look forward to a happy festive season. It's great that we can all go back out into our high streets and do all that we can to support local businesses and encourage community spirit at such a special time of year.  We really want to hear from local clubs, businesses, and community groups to get as many people involved as possible.

As an added Christmas bonus, the council is providing free parking every weekend during December at the award-winning Common multi-storey car park in Hatfield. With so much to look forward to across Welwyn Hatfield, we are sure we can make this a community Christmas to remember!