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St Albans and District Foodbank have launched their Reverse Advent Calendar for 2023. Each day, for 25 days, you are invited to make a food or a cash donation to the foodbank to help provide food and some Christmas cheer to local people in need.  Click here to see various local food donation drop off points and how to make a cash donation. 


St Albans Round Table Santa float is returning with its special passenger passing through the streets of St Albans and collecting for charity in the lead up to Christmas. Timings are usually between 6.30pm and 8.30pm on weekday nights and 4.30pm and 6.30pm at weekends. To find details of the areas the float is travelling to please check the St Albans website here. Visit the website on the night Santa is in your area and track his progress towards your street. Unfortunately they will be unable to visit every street in every area. You can also find out which charities will be supported on each route on their website.

Summary of areas the float is visiting are below:

Whitecroft - Monday 4th Dec 2023
Fleetville - Wednesday 6th Dec 2023
Townsend - Thursday 7th Dec 2023
The Camp - Friday 8th Dec 2023
Marshalswick - Saturday 9th Dec 2023
Redbourn Route 1 - Sunday 10th Dec 2023
Highfield - Monday 11th Dec 2023
New Greens - Tuesday 12th Dec 2023
Beech Bottom - Wednesday 13th Dec 2023
Oakwood - Thursday 14th Dec 2023
Chiswellgreen - Friday 15th Dec 2023
St Stephens - Saturday 16th Dec 2023
City to Abbey - Sunday 17th Dec 2023
London Colney - Monday 18th Dec 2023
Cottonmill - Tuesday 19th Dec 2023
Redbourn Route 2 - Wednesday 20th Dec 2023
St Michael's - Sunday 24th Dec 2023


20th October 2023-10-20 2024-01-13 - 13th January + Design Gallery, College Lane

17th November 2023-11-17 2023-12-23 - 23rd December Centre, St Albans

17th November 2023-11-17 2024-01-07 - 7th January Lake, Milton Keynes

22nd November 2023-11-22 2024-01-01 - 1st January Manor, Aylesbury

23rd November 2023-11-23 2023-12-17 - 17th December High Street, Wheathampstead

24th November 2023-11-24 2023-12-17 - 17th December, Biggleswade

30th November 2023-11-30 2023-12-31 - 31st December Palace Theatre, Watford

1st December 2023-12-01 2024-01-01 - 1st January Park, Silsoe

2nd December 2023-12-02 2024-01-03 - 3rd January History Museum at Tring, Tring

5th December 2023-12-05 2023-12-24 - 24th December Old Town Hall Arts Centre, Hemel Hempstead

6th December 2023-12-06 2024-01-03 - 3rd January West, Welwyn Garden City

7th December 2023-12-07 2023-12-23 - 23rd December Roman Theatre of Verulamium, St Albans

8th December 2023-12-08 2023-12-31 - 31st December Alban Arena, St Albans

9th December 2023-12-09 2023-12-10 - 10th December Downs, Dunstable

9th December 2023-12-09 2023-12-10 - 10th December Farm, Letchworth Garden City

9th December 2023-12-09 2023-12-30 - 30th December Eric Morecambe Centre, Harpenden

9th December 2023-12-09 2023-12-24 - 24th December Discovery Centre, Luton

10th December 2023-12-10 2023-12-10 Albans Cathedral, St Albans

10th December 2023-12-10 2023-12-10 Walled Garden, Luton

10th December 2023-12-10 2023-12-10's Courtyard Cafe, St Albans

10th December 2023-12-10 2023-12-10 Discovery Centre, Luton

15th December 2023-12-15 2023-12-23 - 23rd December Downs, Dunstable

15th December 2023-12-15 2023-12-23 - 23rd December Discovery Centre, Luton

16th December 2023-12-16 2023-12-31 - 31st December SandPit Theatre, Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans

16th December 2023-12-16 2023-12-23 - 23rd December Downs, Dunstable

16th December 2023-12-16 2023-12-28 - 28th December Lodge, St Albans

16th December 2023-12-16 2023-12-16 Arts Base, St Albans

16th December 2023-12-16 2023-12-16 Albans Cathedral, St Albans

16th December 2023-12-16 2023-12-16 Albans Cathedral, St Albans

16th December 2023-12-16 2023-12-16 Paul's Church, St Albans

16th December 2023-12-16 2023-12-16 Leonard's Church Sandridge, St. Albans

16th December 2023-12-16 2023-12-16 Leonard's Church, Flamstead

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Here's the latest recommendations from our visitors and followers. Click on the business name to find out more. If you'd like to add a recommendation for a business or organisation search for their listing here on the site and click on the Leave a recommendation button.

Mish Mash Music for 0s-5s St Albans

"Mish Mash music has been absolutely amazing for us. It's been consistently the favourite thing for both my children. 1. The music. Ruth writes her own music. It's enjoyable and refreshing to hear new material in the kids music genre. Plus some of the songs are really beautiful. The CDs are super helpful for car journeys too. 2. Learning to use such a wide range of musical instruments has been so enjoyable for my children and they continue to be keen to make music. 3. Ruth is brilliant at dealing with different personalities and it really helped my shy children to come out of their shell. She's super kind and good at understanding people. Both my children still hope to 'go to Mish Mash!' on inset days. 4. It's not why we did Mish Mash classes: but meeting like minded people has been an added bonus. We've been holiday with our Mish Mash friends and still have group play dates and adult get togethers. Thanks Ruth, meeting you and doing Mish Mash has been one of the best things about having our young children in St Albans! "

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