Hatfield town centre

Christmas banner in the Arcade in Hatfield

Christmas light switch-on

It's time once again for Hatfield Town Centre to light up for Christmas, and Saturday 25 November is the date to keep free!

White Lion Square

From 12pm, the White Lion Square will be bustling with entertainment and activities for your whole family to enjoy. Watch live music and dance performances on the Big Stage plus keep an eye out for roaming street entertainers!

From 5pm, Welwyn Hatfield's fastest rising star, 11-year-old Immi Davis, will be performing the headline slot on the big stage before counting down the light switch-on at 5:30pm.

Market Place

The Market Place will have lots of entertainment for your little ones between 12pm - 5pm! Meet Santa and his elves in their grotto* and get a small present, take a photo in the giant snow globe, get creative at the craft workshops and play fun games.

*Please note that Santa's grotto will be open until 5pm so please make sure you join the queue by 4pm to avoide disapointment

Hatfield shop window competition

To help you get in the Christmas spirit, Hatfield town centre businesses will be decorating their shop windows and competing for the title of the best Christmas window! Look out for your favourite window whilst doing your Christmas shopping and vote online! The Mayor, Cllr Pankit Shah, will be awarding the winning business a special trophy. 

View the competition terms and conditions.


Free parking 

On Saturday 16 December, there will be free parking in Hatfield at Kennelwood Lane and The Common Multi-Storey Car Park. We have partnered with local businesses and will be handing out a limited number of adult and children's goodie-bags, alongside Christmas activities for children.

Daily Christmas Market 

The Yuletide merriment continues throughout December! Stock up on last minute festive gifts with the Christmas Market in White Lion Square, on every day of the week leading up to Christmas (Monday 18 – Saturday 23 December).

Crafts at the Mill

Mill Green Museum will be hosting Christmas craft sessions throughout December! Take part and make natural straw decorations, a tree out of recycled books or willow woven stars. Find out more on the Mill's website