Thousands attend Harpenden Christmas Carnival

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Families gathered to watch the lights be switched on and to visit Santa’s Grotto at Harpenden Christmas Carnival.

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

The event was held on Sunday, and this year expanded all along High Street, finishing at Harpenden Fire Station.

Emergency services held a Christmas open day at the fire station, which was attended by around 2,300 people, and a procession with pipes and drums moved from Lydekker Park and down the High Street.

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

There was music and entertainment on two different stages, as well as a farmers' market, a Christmas Workshop Tipi, and wooden games handcrafted by carpenter Peter Templeman from Oaklands College.

This year Santa's Grotto greeted more children than ever before, and visitors could also enjoy a fun fair and the Young Enterprise Trade Fair.

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Around 20,000 people attended the carnival, which was sponsored by SA Law.

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photogra

Thousands of people attended the Harpenden Christmas Carnival on Sunday. Picture: Harpenden Photographic Society - Credit: Archant