We love property of all types, which is probably why we’re
in the business of selling and lettings!
We love homes surrounded by daffodils in the spring, bathed in sunlight in the summer, and dwarfed by falling leaves in the autumn.
However… add a sprinkle of snow or some twinkly lights and under the cover of winter’s cold darkness, we think homes during the Christmas season may just be our favourite!
With a seasonal makeover, even the drabbest houses can be transformed into a festive wonderland when adorned with a gorgeous wreath on the door, beautifully lit tree in the window or of course some sparkling Christmas lights covering the home and maybe even the odd Santa, reindeer or snowman peeping out of the garden.
This year there are many properties across St Albans and Hemel Hempstead lighting up the dark nights with the odd set of rope lights to be found in bushes or across the roof. However, there are also those going above and beyond for the Christmas light cause either because they love Christmas or in the name of Charity, who decorate their house with the intention of sharing their offerings with the rest of their community.
So here at Aubrey and Finn we’ve done the hard work for you and here’s where you can find some of the best dazzling Christmas light displays to be found in and around the St Albans and Hemel Hempstead areas.
All you have to do now for the perfect Christmas Light Adventure is wrap the family up warm, pack them into the car with a blanket, flask of hot chocolate and some delicious snacks and take a drive around and enjoy these amazing festive offerings, and perhaps also donate to those raising money for some fantastic local charities!
Homes with Christmas Light Displays in the St Albans Area:
Beech Road, St Albans
Arguably the most
popular Christmas display in St Albans has to be half way down Beech Road, near
the Ancient Briton, a display which has been running for the past twenty two
years. As in recent years, the family are collecting for Mount Vernon Marie Curie Research Wing
Prospect Road, St Albans
Residents in Prospect Road, situated close to the Abbey Flyer ad Westminster Lodge are creating a Living Advent Calendar this year, raising money for local charity Centre 33. Take a look at their Facebook page for more information.
Best On-Foot Christmas Light Walk
Local to our offices, just off Victoria Street, and one definitely easiest on-foot is a square-walk around Alexandra Road, Inkerman Road, Alma road, Bedford Road. We’re reliably informed there are lots of fantastic displays to be found in these four roads!
Other notable displays worthy of a visit include:
- Ladysmith Road, Folly Avenue, Kimberley Road and Cannon Street, Townsend area. Carols and mince pies, mulled wine and walk around on the 19th December in aid of Keech and GOSH.
- St Albans Town Centre – Display by St Albans Council
- Holyrood Crescent, Cotton Mill Estate, St Albans
- Heath Mini Roundabout
- Sandpit Lane, near the Crossroads
- St Leonards Close, Sandridge
- Old London Road, off London Road St Albans
- Cumberland House, Redbourn
- Trowley Bottom, Flamstead
Wheelers Lane, near the Snow Centre
Collecting for Mount Vernon Hospital, the residents of this home have gone all out with a path you can walk down to collect a free sweet treat and leave your donation for charity!
Blair Close, Woodhall Farm
Collecting for Rennie Grove Hospice Care, the Pulis family have made a huge effort again this year with their Christmas extravaganza on from 5pm until 9pm each day. You can find a homemade nativity scene, play Mobil and a large Lego display and even a Christmas quiz for the children! A donations box will also be available for Rennie Grove.
Tile Kiln Lane, Leverstock Green
Flashing lights, Santa’s and Christmas Trees adorn this home which is collecting in aid of Team Macy
Other notable festive Christmas lights also definitely worth a visit include:
- Homefield Road, Adeyfield - collecting for Great Ormond Street
- Great Elms Road, Bennetts End – collecting for Macmillan
- The Fairway, Abbots Langley – collecting for Watford Mencap and Alzheimer's UK.
- Hemel Town Centre and Old Town - displays by Dacorum Borough Council
- Fletcher Way, Highfield
- Six Acres Bennetts End
- Bluebell Drive, Bedmond
So there you have it! Some fantastic local residents decorating their homes for others to enjoy! If we’ve missed any notable displays off the list then please do let us know and we’ll add them in!
We’d love to see pictures of your homes all lit up for Christmas too, especially if we’ve helped you buy, sell or rent your home this year.
We hope that you have a very wonderful Christmas and New Year. Please do feel free to get in touch with us in the New Year for a no obligation valuation if you are considering selling or letting your home or an additional property in 2018!
Call our St Albans office on 01727 221290 or our Hemel office on 01442 23040.
Photo Credit: Beech Road, St Albans - Stephanie Mansell