Anyone living in, or visiting, Hemel Hempstead this Christmas will find there’s lots to do for every age group. Even if it’s not a “White Christmas” this year, at the local Snow Centre that’s exactly what you’ll find and, until 24 December, you can travel on the Santa Express to visit Father Christmas in his igloo and play in the forest in real snow! Do check availability and book in advance to avoid any disappointment. For novices on the slopes you’ll find ski and snowboarding lessons for absolute beginners. Experienced skiers and snowboarders can challenge themselves on the 160m Main Slope and with lift passes, bookable from one hour to “all day”, you can be transported to wherever your Alpine ski dreams take you!
If you’d prefer to stay grounded and shop there’s retail therapy in abundance with two main shopping areas just easy walking distance of each other and the Abodebed serviced apartments – this makes a shoppers’ heaven! M&S, TOPSHOP, Primark, Next and New Look are a few of the major brands you’ll find at Marlowes. And at Riverside there’s a Debenhams, H&M and Monsoon plus many more – so fashion’s sorted for any shopaholics visiting Hemel Hempstead.
If you’d like to step back in time this Christmas, then follow the signs to Old Hemel Hempstead where, in the High Street, you’ll discover architecture dating back to Tudor, Georgian as well as Victorian days along with specialist shops and a variety of restaurants. Or if you’re looking for Christmas services, you may like to venture just a few miles to St Albans Cathedral and Abbey where there’s a host of services and, until Saturday 21 December, there’s also a Christmas market. Just six miles away, St Albans is easily accessible, with Roman connections it’s a compact city with many attractions and this Christmas Gareth Gates is one of the star acts in Cinderalla at the Alban Arena.
For Panto addicts this holiday season there’s also Robin Hood at the nearby Watford Palace Theatre running until Saturday 28 December or, closer to home, Hemel Hempstead’s Empire Multiplex-Cinema is a must for the latest film releases – easy car parking on Jarman Park makes this the perfect outing for any chilly day.
Whether you’re staying at one of Abodebed’s luxury serviced apartments or simply wanting to know more about enjoystalbans.comt what there is to see and do in Hemel Hempstead this Christmas – you won’t be disappointed. Happy Christmas and have a great 2014.