St Albans Advent Trail

Wed 28th Nov 2018

We’re delighted to be joining fellow local businesses by taking part in St Alban’s first ever city-wide Advent Trail. Organised by St Albans BID and in conjunction with Herts Advertiser and Enjoy St Albans, the Trail will see 25 exciting Christmas displays presented by shops, restaurants and offices within the city, throughout Advent.

On Saturday 1st December the Alban Arena will unveil the first display with Panto fun. Then throughout the run-up to Christmas more exciting festive scenes will be revealed at 1 pm each day, before the final scene is shown in a virtual reveal from St Albans Cathedral on Christmas Day.

To create the perfect festive scene for our Head Office at Gladstone Place we have joined forces with our tenants Motor Fuel Group (MFG)CanturaLBS Chartered Surveyors & CMC Consulting Ltd. Our creative efforts are set to be uncovered on Friday 14th December at 1pm.

Commenting on the Advent Trail, SA Law Partner and Head of Business Development - Julie Gingell said, “This is an exciting first for St Albans and we’re always very happy to take part in initiatives organised by BID that showcase our great city. We’re looking forward to seeing the shop windows transformed and seeing our fellow St Albans’ businesses get in the festive spirit. SA Law will be continuing the festive spirit on the 14th December as we are also taking part in this years’ Save the Children Christmas jumper day!”

Members of the public are invited to see the unveil of each of the windows and vote for their favourite at For those following the window reveals on social media, everyone who likes a post by Enjoy St Albans, Herts Advertiser or Radio Verulam will get automatically put into a prize draw. A winner will be randomly picked the following day and announced on social media, the BID will then ask for the winner to get in touch with them. You can follow the trail by using the #stalbansadvent (link to website).

To see the trail of participating businesses and to find out how you can get involved, click here. 

Here’s a list of all the business taking part:

1st – The Alban Arena

2nd – Cositas

3rd – Chloe James

4th – Cerimonia

5th – Oxfam

6th – Jago

7th – Lussmans Fish & Grill

8th – Darlish

9th – Café Rouge

10th – Eve and Adam Spa

11th – Mercer & Hole

12th – D Copperfield

13th – Empire Records

14th – SA Law

15th – Headcase Barbers

16th – Games Workshop

17th – Rumball Sedgwick

18th – St Albans City & District Council

19th – Loft

20th – Skin to Love

21st – Camphill Village Trust

22nd – St Albans Museum & Gallery

23rd – Waterstones

24th – The Boot

25th – St Albans Cathedral