St Albans Charter Market provides a fantastic shopping experience 52 weeks a year. Residents enjoy its variety while visitors appreciate the unique atmosphere provided by the heritage backdrop of both the Museum + Gallery and the Cathedral. As in previous years, the Charter Market will operate every day from Sunday 15 December to Tuesday 24 December. Opening times: 8am to 5pm daily except on Christmas Eve when it closes early at 3pm. NEW FOR THIS YEAR enjoy music and entertainment from The St Albans Christmas Stage on Sunday 15 December, and again on Sunday 22 December. Wander the stalls with a mulled wine from Ye Olde Fighting Elves pop-up bar and enjoy shopping at around 100 festive stalls. The bar and stage have been generously provided by community sponsors including Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, The White Lion and Brilliant Theatre Arts.