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Welcome to our second edition of Discover Dacorum, our seasonal newsletter showing you what's on in and around Dacorum.
Dacorum is in West Hertfordshire to the north of London. Our well known towns are
Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring, however, we also have many picturesque villages and rural areas to enjoy.
"From world class extreme sports facilities to areas of outstanding natural beauty, Dacorum has much for visitors to enjoy." Dacorum is in easy reach of the M1, M25 as well as the mainline from London Euston and Luton airport is approx. 25 minutes away. With its mix of well-known attractions and hidden treasures, Dacorum is a great place to discover.
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The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
Family Theatre The Snow Queen Filled with the strange beauty of ice-cold winter and the warmth of true love, this Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale translates perfectly into one of Image Musical Theatre's much loved participation musicals.
With the opportunity for the whole audience to sing the chorus songs and for some children to participate as characters, this show will give audiences, both young and old, the chance to experience live theatre at its best.
Sunday 21 December, 11am and 2.30pm Monday 22 December, 11am Tuesday 23 December, 11am and 2.30pm Wednesday 24 December, 11am
Christmas Lights Switch On
Hemel Hempstead Town Centre will play host to the annual celebration of the Christmas light switch on in the Marlowes on Sunday 30 November.
It promises to be a great event with the focus of a stage with music and games.
The all-girl band 'Vanquish' will be providing 'live music' with the man himself (Santa!) and his helpers turning on the lights.
The lights will be switched on at 5.30pm and will be accompanied by a fantastic fire work display from the roof of both the Marlowes Shopping Centre and Riverside Shopping Centre.
There will be something for all the family so don't miss out – join us for a fun evening.
Last Mash Up Brewery Tour Of 2014
Tring Brewery is aimed at lovers of beer. This tour is based on our popular evenings.
Usually open to single groups the Mash Up allows smaller group to join together on an informal evening of drinking, eating and education.
On 11 December 7:15PM £18.00 per head.
Please contact Ben Marston at Tring Brewery on 01442 890721 or by email 
New Year's Eve at Little Hay Golf Complex
Come and celebrate New Year at Little Hay Golf Complex.
Package includes New Year's punch on arrival. Superb buffet, fizz & party poppers at midnight.
Plus all night entertainment from the fantastic Ruby Groove 
31 December starts at 7PM and carriages at 1am
£30 per person.
For more information please contact Chrissie on 01442 507175
or by email
Little Hay Golf Complex Box Lane Bovingdon HP3 0XT
To visit  Little Hay Golf Complex's website please click here
The Magic of Christmas
BerkoFest in association with Marvin's magic

A magic and music show for all the family on Saturday 13 December.
Join in the fun with magicians and live music.
Centenary Theatre, Berkhamsted School, Kings Road, Berkhamsted HP4 3BG
Doors open at 2PM, show starts at 2:30PM - 5PM
Show includes interval.
Adults £12 and children £5
Tickets available from the following Mario's, Here Cafe, Home Colonial all in Berkhamsted High Street.

For more information please click here

FootGolf at Little Hay Golf Complex
What is FootGolf you may be asking?
Just as it sounds, you play football on a golf course! The rules and method mirror that of golf more than football – you have tees, green and of course hazards to deal with!
At Little Hay Golf Complex, the 9-hole FootGolf course is situated on our Pitch and Putt course.
Each hole has a par score to achieve, as you kick, chip and curl the size 5 footballs into specially designed larger holes.
The object of the game is to place the ball into the hole using only your feet in the lowest amount of shots possible.
For a game, it will cost an adult only £4.50, seniors only £3 and juniors only £2.80.
Please call Little Hay Golf Complex on 01442 507100 for more information or to book now click here
Holiday Activities at Sportspace
Keep the kids entertained this Christmas Holiday. Sportspace have put together a fun-packed programme for all ages, abilities and interests; you are sure to find something for them to enjoy.
Christmas Holiday activity dates are: Monday 22nd December - Friday 2nd January 2014.
For further information please click here
Christmas Day at Pendley Manor Hotel
Take the stress out of Christmas and allow us to do all the work for you. Start the afternoon with a Champagne & Canapé reception then join us for a traditional lunch in the Oak Restaurant whilst enjoying the relaxing melodies of a Jazz Pianist.
From 12.00 noon to 14.30pm Thursday 25th December 2014.
£120.00 per adult (children under 12 half price)
Reservations are taken in advance; please call 01442 891891 or email
For further information please click here 
Court Theatre, Tring
The Court Theatre presents events most weeks of the year and provides a wide range and variety of entertainment.
There's something suitable for all ages - from full scale musicals to one person shows, plays to panto and music that covers all tastes from jazz to rock, and much, much more.
The Court Theatre at Pendley, Tring was established in 1978 and is set in a fine Victorian building dating back exactly 100 years from the date we opened it as a theatre. Originally a riding school, The Court Theatre is set in the attractive woodland estate of Pendley Manor (once the family home of Dorian Williams, the famous television sport commentator) on the rural outskirts of Tring.
Please click here for a full listings of what's on at The Court Theatre.
Frithsden Vineyard Christmas Gift Shopping
Our annual Christmas Shopping Event in the Vineyard Farmhouse. Gifts, Edible Goodies, Hampers, Clothes & Wine available to purchase with wine tastings, tea, coffee, cakes & our very own Mulled Rose to keep you warm. Indoor event, free entry.
All welcome Frithsden Vineyard, Frithsden, Hertfordshire, HP13DD
11am till 5pm Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th December 
Please contact Natalie Tooley or Ashley Tomlin on 01442 878723
Santa Express at The Snow Centre
Santa Express - The Snow Centre's Santa Express is back…Jump on board the train to visit Santa in his ice palace on the slopes.
All visits include a gift from Santa, fun in the snow park plus a train ride too – all for just £10 per junior. Free entry for adults.
Click here to see when Santa will be at The Snow Centre.
Winter Sledging at The Snow Centre
Winter Sledging whizz, spin & slide down the slope on a rubber ringo or sledge over the Christmas Holidays – no experience required!
Sledging will be available on Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
A perfect way of getting the family together for some fun on the slopes.
30 minute sessions are just £6 per person (Available for 4 years+), and after your time on the slope why not enjoy a tasty bite to eat in The Lodge Bar & Kitchen.
For further information please visit The Snow Centre's website by clicking here
 Christmas & New Year at the Snow Centre
Celebrate Christmas and bring in the New Year in style in a true festive environment at The Snow Centre at their Christmas Party and Bavarian Themed New Year's Eve Party.
All including bubbles & a buffet Christmas party tickets are just £6.50 per person, and New Year's Eve Party Tickets are just £15 per person.
To find out more please click here
Christmas Holiday Challenge NHM Tring
Christmas Holiday Challenge on 20 December 2014 Until 4 January 2015
Suitable for all ages.  Free event.
Set off on a journey around the museum to track down the lost polar bears on this exploration trail.
Please click here for further information
Polar Bear Craft at the NHM Tring
Polar bears can run at great speed across ice. Make your own polar bear with moveable legs in this craft event on 29 December and 30 December.
For further information and times please click here
Suitable for all ages Tickets £1.50
Den Building in Tring Park
Den Building in Tring Park on 18 February 10:30 - 11:15, 14:00 - 14:45
Join us in Tring Park to design and build an outdoor den using materials scavenged from the woods. Most suitable for ages 5+. Free entry, advance booking required.
For further information or to book your place please call
08443 345 404
Afternoon Tea at Shendish Manor
Treat yourself to a traditional afternoon a celebration or to enjoy with friends or family.
With dainty finger sandwiches, delicate cakes and freshly made scones. Upgrade to Champagne afternoon tea for a toast or celebration!
Enjoy all year round in our beautiful settings. Private areas and rooms available.
Christmas Afternoon Tea is now available to book for December.
For more information on Afternoon Teas please contact Sales on 01442 232 220 or email
Hogwarts In The Snow
Friday 14th November – Sunday 1st February 2015
The most magical snowfall of the season will return to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter this year as the breathtaking Hogwarts castle model is covered in a blanket of snow.
You'll get the chance to see the castle's festive makeover up close as well as the iconic Great Hall decorated for Christmas using the actual golden partridges, baubles and props seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
For further information or to book your tickets please click here
Christmas Party Best Western The Watermill
For a superb evening of food, drink and entertainment with your family, friends and colleagues book your Christmas Party.
To book your place please call 01442 349955 Ext 3 For further details please click here
The Bistro in the Barn at Hazeldene Farm
Come and join the Secret team at the Bistro in the barn at Hazeldene Farm for great quality ingredients, freshly cooked to order, serving up tasty meals to make you smile; all in comfortable surroundings.
Hazeldene Farm Bistro in the Barn will continue to champion local Chiltern suppliers, and whenever possible their home grown veggies.
Please contact Stephen and the Secret Team to discuss your food and drink requirements. Tel 07577 363305
New Year's Eve Gourmet Dinner
The Wernher Restaurant, Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa Celebrate the eve of 2015 with a gourmet dining experience in the Wernher Restaurant and Grinling Gibbons room.
A Champagne and canapé reception will be followed by a spectacular five course dinner, with complementary wine. After dinner, relax in the comfort of luxurious lounges with champagne and a piper at midnight.
After a perfect night's sleep, enjoy a traditional English breakfast on New Year's Day before heading for home.
£270 per person per night (including accommodation) Wednesday 31st December Arrival 7pm
Call our Reservations Team on 01582 69 88 88 or click here for further information.
Berkhamsted Local History & Museum
Berkhamsted Local Hiastory & Museum Society meetings. On 10th December, 14th Jan and 11th February 8pm.
At the Welcome Great Hall, Berkhamsted Town Hall Illustrated History talks. Further details on membership and the society at the door or on the website
Discover Dacorum Map (PDF 3.4MB)
Look out for our Spring Edition in the New Year.

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