Come and enjoy a spectacular event full of fantastic fireworks, food and fun for the whole family!

The display with musical accompaniment is produced by double winners of the British Fireworks Championships, Fantastic Fireworks.

There will be a Food Village providing plenty of food and drink for you to enjoy too – with street food outlets, burgers and hot dogs. The bars will again be supplying beers brewed by Tring Brewery along with mulled wine, cider and gin!.

As well as the food village in Verulamium, the Abbot's Kitchen will be open until 10pm, serving a number of hot food and drink options to help you stay warm and keep the hunger at bay.


Saturday 2 November.


Display starts 7.30pm prompt (gates and the Food Village open from 6pm)

Adults: £7
Under 16's: £3
0-3 yrs: Free
Family: £14*

*A Family ticket admits 2 Adults and 2 Children under 16.

Tickets can be purchased online or in person through the Cathedral Box Office.

There are significant discounts of up to 30% for advance purchases before Saturday 2 November. Please note the early booking discount will be applied at the checkout which is the end of the booking process on the website.  

The last day to purchase tickets to be sent out by post is Monday 28 October. Tickets purchased after that date will need to be collected from the Box Office or purchased in person from the Box Office or on the night. 

On the day 

Tickets can only be purchased in person, from the Cathedral Box Office on Saturday 2 November, 10am until 5.00pm

Tickets are available at all entry points to the park from 6pm on Saturday 2 November (cash only)

Full price tickets (on Saturday 2 November and in cash at the gates)

Adults: £10
Under 16's: £5
0-3 yrs: Free
Family: £20*

*A Family ticket admits 2 Adults and 2 Children under 16.


Collecting Tickets

On Saturday 2 November, tickets can be collected in person from the Cathedral Box Office in the Welcome Centre from 10am until 6 pm.

The Cathedral Welcome Centre collection point is only for tickets purchased from the Cathedral Box Office.

Tickets purchased from the Alban Arena must be collected from the Alban Arena.

For any Box Office queries, contact the Cathedral Box Office on 01727 890290.

Charities and Sponsor

This amazing public display was started over 25 years ago in order to reduce firework accidents at home. It has raised over £750,000 for local and national charities. This year’s nominated charities are The Hospice of S. Francis and Youth Talk as well as other charities supported by St Albans Cathedral’s Mission Giving Scheme.

The Fireworks Spectacular is sponsored by Debenhams Ottaway and is organised by the Cathedral and local volunteer groups. 


No sparklers or other personal fireworks are allowed in the display area.

This event takes place in the dark in a large open space near open water. Please have careful regard for your own safety and that of those you bring with you, especially children.

 You may find it helpful to bring a torch.

Access and Disabled Viewing

Access to the display is by all the entry points into Verulamium Park which have manned gates in operation (see map).

Please do not bring large bags with you as these will be subject to search which may delay you and inconvenience others.

There is a viewing area for the disabled accessible over grass from Gate 3. There is another disabled viewing area accessible by made up paths on the bridge over the lake (see map). There is very limited disabled parking available in the car park at the Verulamium Museum (see map).

 For further information about the event and FAQ's.