November In Herefordshire
As the evenings get darker, fireworks light up the skies for Bonfire Night, Herefordshire’s streets begin to sparkle with Christmas lights. Traditional pubs offer a cosy retreat, where you can enjoy warming log fires, local beers and hearty Sunday roasts.
There are plenty of things to do in November in Herefordshire to make the most of the longer nights, or to warm up indoors.
If you’re looking for ideas for a weekend in Herefordshire, check out our events this week guide. You can also find lots of inspiration for this season with our guide to autumn in Herefordshire, featuring festivals, experiences and family fun.
So dust off your scarf and mittens and get on out there – after all, there are tons of great events in November for you, your family and your friends to enjoy, right across the county.
Remembrance Sunday In Hereford
Remembrance Day takes place on Sunday 10th of November across the country. Join hundreds of local people who remember those who died, were lost or injured whilst in conflict.
The Procession will begin to make its way down St Owen’s Street at 10.30am, to the War Memorial where a service will be held, and at 11am there will be a two minute silence.
The men and women of Herefordshire made a huge contribution to the war effort; from the brave young men recruited into the Herefordshire Regiment, to the Canary Girls who filled munition shells at the Rotherwas Munitions Factory. Local farmers provided food and horses to the war effort, while the Home Front kept soldiers warm with handmade knitted goods.
Bonfire Night & Firework Displays
Remember, remember the fifth of November with these top Bonfire Night and Firework Displays in Herefordshire.
Watch autumn skies light up with amazing firework displays, food and drink, music, funfairs and family activities.
So wrap up warm, and cast your eyes to the skies this bonfire night. Remember, Remember the 5th of November – firework safety and pet safety on bonfire night.
Herefordshire Christmas Lights Switch On
Nothing signifies the approach of Christmas more than the glow of seasonal street lights.
Christmas lights are one of the biggest joys of Christmas; they warm up people’s hearts and fill them with holiday spirit.
As the evenings draw in, the lights are set to prove idyllic backdrops to festive cheer, winter wonderment and, no doubt, a lot of Christmas shopping.
Here’s our guide to when Herefordshire’s Christmas Lights Switch On begins.
November Christmas Markets
From the enormous Hay Festival Winter Weekend to the dazzling indoor and outdoor markets across the county.
Find the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones and enjoy plenty of music, street food and entertainment throughout the festive season at Herefordshire’s most popular Christmas markets and fairs.
Wreath Making Workshops
There’s nothing like hanging a festive wreath decked with beautifully scented seasonal foliage, berries and bells to add a touch of Christmas.
This Christmas get creative, have fun and make something really personal for your home when you join one of these popular Christmas wreath making workshops.
Father Christmas Arrives Late November
Glittering Christmas lights and festive fairs are all well and good, but Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without a trip to see jolly old Saint Nick.
Everybody has fond childhood memories of visiting Santa’s grotto for the very first time. Treat your kids to the same, as Father Christmas starts his busy tours late November through December.
The busy beardy man will be hopping between various venues to dish out prezzies, from Christmas markets to Victorian estates.
Use our guide – Where To Find Father Christmas and plan a trip to one of these brilliant Santa’s grottos in Herefordshire.
November in Herefordshire would not be the same without a pantomime. Polish your glass slippers, dust off your carriage and join The Courtyard as the clock strikes midnight for the Fairy Godmother of pantomimes, Cinderella.
This magical, family-friendly show starts on November 29th and runs through to January 11th.
In usual Courtyard style it will be packed with spectacular costumes, magnificent sets and a coachload of hilarity, slapstick, song and dance.
Prepare to boo, hiss and cheer – oh yes you will!
Christmas Shopping In Herefordshire
Pick up gifts that will make those special people love you forevermore (there’s a song there). In the run-up to Christmas, Herefordshire’s top shopping destinations are crammed full of festive gifts.
Flash the plastic in the big name stores in Hereford’s Old Market and discover the independent shops in Church Street.
Herefordshire is home to a fantastic selection of unique shops offering jewellery, clothes and accessories, toys, gifts and homeware.
You can also pick up stocking fillers and last-minute gifts at the many Herefordshire Christmas markets.
November At The National Trust
At Christmas time many of the stately homes across the Herefordshire landscape come to life in a way that captures the joy, traditions and anticipation of the festive season.
Few counties can boast that they have quite as many National Trust properties as Herefordshire.
You can visit The Weir Garden with its spectacular riverside setting.
Berrington Hall is a neo-classical mansion with fine interiors, set in landscape grounds.
Brockhampton Estate is our favourite, a traditionally farmed estate and medieval manor house.
At Croft Castle you can discover 1000 years of power, politics and pleasure in an intimate family home.
These inspirational buildings offer something for everyone with many Christmas festivities taking place throughout November and December.