Meraki Festival 30 Nov - 22 Dec Vintry Garden: 30 Nov - 22 Dec
Verulamium Park: 08 Dec - 22 Dec
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Come and enjoy all of our winter festival activities! Some activities can be booked through our activities pages and some can be booked onsite.

Exclusive Father Christmas Experiences

MEET FATHER CHRISTMAS! Kids can come and have their special Christmas meeting with the big man in the red suit! It may be possible to join a group onsite, but to ensure entry, please book your slot online for the Exclusive Father Christmas Experience.

Christmas Arcade

If you'd like to make Christmas that little bit more magical and throw in a bit of tech for the kids to enjoy, we'll be running some exciting Virtual Reality experiences at Meraki Christmas Festival. Try a flying sleigh ride to deliver Christmas presents via VR, and much more.....

Dining & Hospitality

In the very heart of the festival, you'll find our Champagne & Crystal Lounge, where we'll be hosting Christmas Parties and Comedy Sundays. These events can be booked directly on our Tickets page.

Champagne Bus

Visit The Champagne Bus, come upstairs and enjoy some bubbles, surrounded by the beauty of The Christmas Festival.

Magical Decor

Sit and watch hundreds of lights sparkle and listen to carols or watch the little ones skate. The Meraki Christmas Festival is a place of festive magic and wonder.....

Fairground Rides

Bright lights, high speed and all the fun of the fair! The Meraki Christmas Festival Fairground will have thrills and spills-a-plenty!

Christmas Shopping

Meraki Christmas Market will host a variety of German-style wooden chalets for Christmas shoppers. From arts and crafts to customised Christmas Decorations and Indonesian wood stalls, there's something for everyone!

Maker's Market

Our Maker's Market is filled with local businesses selling wonderful hand-crafted goods. It's open from Friday to Sunday, so pop by and pick up a stocking filler or two...

Skating Rink

We'll have a synthetic rink at the front of the festival site, so the kids can skate while you enjoy some mulled wine and take in the wonderful Christmas vibes.

Meraki 3-Tipis Bar

The 3-Tipis Bar is a stunning venue with daily activities, live music and a giant firepit. Pop in, warm your bones, snuggle down and get into the spirit of Christmas.... and even better, it's free to enter!

Elves Workshop

The Elves workshop is where your little ones can get creative. This space is packed with arts and crafts to keep the little nippers busy while you sip a mulled wine!


If you like to laugh, you’re in the right place…. we’ve got some of the hottest comedy talent in the UK appearing at Meraki, including Stephen K Amos and Lee Nelson! Make sure to book our tickets ahead of attending.

The Igloo Bar

Join us and sample our unique Christmas Smoke or Ice drinks, chill out and enjoy our LED fog-lit inflatable Igloo while cool tunes play. Make sure to try one of our pre-mixed shots in your very own ice glasses, or sample one of our incredibly funky Dry Ice Shots...

Christmas Glitter and Facepainting

It's time to look fabulous! Our Meraki Glitter artists and face painters will be on hand to add that much needed bit of sparkle.


Keep your eyes open and your wits about you…. strange things are going on at Meraki Festival. Professional magicians will be performing at the weekends and set evenings at the popular drinking venue, The 3-Tipi Bar.

Live Music

From brass bands to festival choirs, beautiful acoustic music to party DJs, across the Christmas Festival, we'll have something for music fans of every taste.

The Snug: Movie House

From Christmas classics to comedy gems, feel-good festive family flicks to silver screen classics – our movie house will have something for everyone! Grab your popcorn, settle into your seat and get ready to enjoy…

Play Space

The 3-Tipi Bar has a small soft play space with games and toys to keep the kids occupied while you enjoy some music and a cheeky drink.

Silent Disco

Fancy shutting off and dancing to your own beat? Jump into our LED silent disco space and dance the night away. With everyone dancing to a different beat, the best part is when you remove your headphones and hear everyone singing out loud!


From street performers to entertainers, keep your eyes peeled - you never know who’s around the corner!

Arts and Crafts

Within the Elves workshop, there's an opportunity for kids to get messy with arts and crafts. Craft activities are bookable onsite only.

Baby Facilities

If you’re bringing really little ones to Meraki, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! We’re all about a family-friendly festival experience, so we’ll have clean, well-lit baby changing facilities onsite, with private spaces for changing & feeding.

Storytelling Sessions

Storytelling sessions will run on selected mornings in The 3-Tipi Bar. We'll transport the little ones to a Fairytale world while you enjoy a nice hot chocolate!

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